Skinsplitting

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lyrics

i am as futile as the fingers i own
i have a lot a little places that i don’t like to show
& when my grey mind is waterfalling like may this be love
i cross my knees & genuflect my head & erase the glove

i’ve been working all year to manage the temptations there
but every time i think it’s paying off my feelers don’t care
we’re running out of the bandages cause i dress myself in ‘em
i’m cutting the tips because it’s weighted with venom

i want to free myself of peeling
& have them be pearly
it’s a young habit, i can’t have it
know that the sound
gets a very hard frown
maybe stop if it’s for girlie
it’s a raw routine,
but i just can’t kick it clean
skin is sinking like
the confidence that i have
the link between when i extend
my hand there to grab
when i was on mass
i could not reach for the flier
had to hide it rapidly beneath attire

i am as futile as the fingers i own
i have a lot of little places
that i don’t like to show
& if my habits contain
a refrain of bleeding a flow
my body will fight it
& i’ll bite it ’til i finally grow
& when i’m figuring out the words
i gotta take a trip to the sink
because the puddling of the red dye
lets me know it isn’t pink
but i don’t care about the consequences
but i care what you think
the uncertainty is making me do these things
without conceding a blink

when i was knowing nicole
i didn’t peel away
maybe it’s because i had
a baby that would feel away
then now i’m sewing a hole
even when i heal okay
lazy to discuss my bad
they’re achy, don’t reveal today

i want to free myself of peeling
& have them be pearly
it’s a young habit, i can’t have it
know that the sound
gets a very hard frown
maybe stop if it’s for girlie
it’s a raw routine,
but i just can’t kick it clean
skin’s still sinking like
the confidence that i have
there’s a link between when i extend
my hand there to grab
when i was on mass
i could not reach for the flier
had to hide it from katie beneath attire

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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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