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she can't meet you
when you make her
what you cling to
what you need
and it makes me sad
when i think of loves
what they turned into
when i squeezed them

there is richness
in longing
and it makes me sad
when all we want
is connection

all i want to do is close the gap
but my wanting grows it

and it makes me sad
when you want me
i'm repelled by
your needing
cause i'm not me
i'm a white sheet
i don't know what to do
do i tell you
i think you're on your own planet now
and i'm on mine
where he treats me bad
i'm still reaching back
i must use the pain
or belief in lack
what's been done to you
you will do
what you do
will be done to you

was i nothing
to you really
but a surface
warm body
no that's not true
i do know you
at least i knew you
in the moments
now you're memory
and my longing
you're the essence
you are sweet
and you live in me
i feel myself
in the space


from YOU ARE ME, released July 7, 2016


tags: folk Brooklyn


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Leslie Graves Brooklyn, New York

Leslie sings in bands based in Brooklyn: GOLD, Endless Arrows, Little Cobweb, The Relastics. She was the singer lyricist in They Would be Happy People and Root Valdez.

She was composer for feature film SPLiT directed by Deborah Kampmeier and sound designer/songwriter for the play Times:365:24:7 by Bone Orchard Theater Company.
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