Two Moths

from by Pete Davis

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    Odd Petals, a screen-printing outfit from Sacramento, CA, approached me about making very organic CD sleeves for a physical release of this EP. As my first printed form of music for my solo work, I loved the idea of carrying the home-made theme. Thus all the text is hand-written, the sleeves and lyric sheets are screen-printed directly onto the sleeve stock, and the artwork was designed by the wonderful Billy Sours. A lot of work went into their creation, but the finished product is beautiful.

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lyrics

Fake rock to hide the key
Feign subtle secrecy
We couldn't help wishing to be
In places we shouldn't be
You set with me

Two leaves from the same tree
Hundred eighty degrees
Growing apart from each other

Fake smile to cover my teeth
Bed sheets to hide from me
An ill we could not wish away
The last message left on the tape
I saved it always

Two moths circling the flame
Two moths patterned the same
Stayed where the other could see
Stayed where the other could reach me

One moth entered the flame
Returned to dust again
Cover your wings with me
And the flicker of light was all that made
Your memory

Don't think of us below
Don't think of carried stone
Don't think of what you left
Don't think of what was unsaid
Don't think of how hard you tried
Only to let it out

Don't think how things would have changed if you did
Don't think of everything you said you'd save
Don't think of how you said you'd never feel
I felt it always

Fake props to sell the scene
Farewell synecdoche
It wouldn't, what you wished you'd say,
Have mattered anyway

credits

from False Friends EP, released July 5, 2016

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Pete Davis Princeton, New Jersey

I am a musician and flavor chemist. I have been writing and recording my own music since 2002, always doing everything myself. I live in Princeton, NJ.

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