Look, The Gate Is Open! Now We Can Get Out Of Here!

from by Manhattan Craze

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"honesty," we claimed,
"nothing sustains bliss like honesty,"
but honestly,
there's no hiding anymore what i spend to stay hidden just so
(so just-out-of-hindsight and so close)
because i can't let go of these invisible strings
tethered tenuously between my sweating hands,
your hesitance,
my ruined pride,
your self-reproach -
we're still just kids, you know,
stuttering, "distance! distance!" like a litany
or a prayer - whatever keeps you.

i found a weak spot between rotting bars,
where loneliness caged you above me
to speak of freedom in foreign words and royal grace
(hoping self-will translates to resolve
or protects you like lofty walls and closed gates).


from Live @ The Oasis 6​/​15​/​13, released June 16, 2013



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Manhattan Craze Kenosha, Wisconsin

Manhattan Craze was a Kenosha, Wisconsin based post-rock/emo band that was active from early 2010 to October 2013.

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