Safer in the Forest/Love Song for Poor Michigan / La Dispute
Have you ever watched a slow thaw come around?
Have you waited in the cold and hazy blue?
There’s an airport there out near the edge of town.
I’ve been thinking too much of you.
Settled in that still forest like another phantom or another shadow cast
By choice a noiseless chorus blows through the leaves and trees and brings a peace at last
From a place where the song kept changing just when he was starting to get it,
when he was starting to trust there’d be a day he’d find a way to keep the rust at-bay,
There’d be a day he’d find a hum to help him muffle the past.
Like thunder underwater, he hears it fading and feels no pain at all.