Sprocket

by Matt Langlais

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Let your heart contain your arm
to reach for something stronger,
stronger than alarms
built to keep us on guard
Guardians along,
gardens growing harmful
little legs and arms
contained inside our hearts

Hearts will grow out
like sprockets in spring,
machining
what their souls allow
to stop & begin,
repeating,

"There is no sense of shame
in one whose good old name
will give them pride & strength,
something more than average men
But then, there is also something less
when they need it"

We're not too far so long
so let's just keep on going
& see where this goes wrong
& where the fireman stops
How'd you get so gone?
I swear you were just like me
But then you hit the pond
You're something God won't want

Hearts will grow out
like sprockets in spring,
believing
what their souls allow
to stop & begin,
repeating,

"You don't love me like you did
Hearts sometimes they drift
But mine's still here, no fault of yours
I'm just a kid
whose head & heart do not know what to think
I still love you like I did
My heart conditioned bliss
to be the norm & pain is something I haven't lived
And now hurt is all that is
when I need it
I don't need it
Maybe I need it
I don't know if I need it
But maybe I need it
Maybe I need it"

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released October 21, 2014
Written and performed by Matt Langlais
Recorded by Steven Michael Holmes

Photo by my mom
Lettering/artwork by Steven Michael Holmes

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