Cement on My Semantic Feet

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god lives like love in the skin & soul
of everything you can no longer see
i’m breathing eon-old air
writing noise to fill the void where
your voice used to be
i held our breath for you this morning
suffocating us until we no longer hurt

who am i looking for
in the bodies of strangers?
tell me why i think i’ll find
fragments of you
in people i’ve never met
i’m gonna do my best to ignore
empty chairs in this room
i’m having dreams where you’re
shaking me, begging me,
to wake up & everything
is covered in blood

everything i just said
i read again, it’s just kind of like
when i’m making my mind
& i decide 99 times
i almost didn’t go to bottleneck
cause i knew you’d be in the room
but now you’re blooming in my own room
wooing you resumes, fuck the adieu

we engage in ways like yellow lights
we’re not breaking in the lane
we remain to drive
every time we ride finally decide
to guide our vinyl tires to the other side

right now it seems people mix collapsing
with telling you that you can’t really say
what they have always done, for someone else
to fuck purposes means that i’ll think of listening
to mixing everything a little bit more than
distancing from when we were interesting

i’m more like little light nifty six-ounce clouds
& i like it a lot & i back them into
something i don’t have to talk about to enjoy
the cracks in her voice are so cute &
spontaneous that i forget that she is foreign
because of how much sense i feel from her

everything i just sang
i heard again, i think that i might
be a little bit crazy, am i going crazy?
i’ll be alright
in the literal way i had never considered
all the honey in the sense that
something really isn’t happening

thinking about, it she’s wearing
tiny pearl necklaces all over me
[we engage in ways like yellow lights]
without even trying too hard
with the prettiness entering her life
[we’re not breaking in the lane
we remain to drive]
she just swallows what is nice to the teens
& the way she talks makes my spine
[every time we ride we finally decide]
laugh & my tongue tingle
i don’t think she learned english
cause she speaks to my eyes
[to guide our vinyl tires to the other side]


from Burrowed in the Bedroom, released November 29, 2016



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Ben Dipper Lawrence, Kansas

Ben Dipper is the brain-child of Lawrence, KS based musician and songwriter Ben Snook (Miki Moondrops, In Vivid, Sighs). His debut album "Burrowed in the Bedroom" represents a sonic departure from Snook's other projects, mixing electronic beats, vocals, synths, and guitars. Heavy emphasis on the vocal hooks, spotlighting Snook's natural songwriting ability. ... more

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