On Longing

by Cottard

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released December 13, 2014

James
Matt
Nate
Tanner

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by the maestro Matt Riefler

Artwork: Ryan Harris

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Track Name: Thought I
Idiosyncratic infatuation: self-inflicted, self-infected, perturbation

..enlivens masochistic cogitation.

Still, futility plagues these ruminations.

I'll stop biting my teeth, but verbalization doesn't come easy for me

Neither does intuitive interpretation or perspicacity.
Track Name: Thought II
Beneath the blanket

Your contracting chest

Pertinently regains it's days lost breath.

And there's nowhere else I'd rather be

Than huddled next to you in your delicate sleep.
Track Name: Thought III
I've felt my heavy head rest on your exposed hips;

Your nose rub mine as we touched lips;

Chests pressed together, hearts beat in harmony with clasped fingertips.

And I've felt the loss of heat in the bed beside me,

Feared the despondency of wishing for your company,

Reached out for your body once clasped around me.

Been ignored by a number once contacted constantly.

On longing.
Track Name: Thought IV
Amidst conversation

reels out your tongue, transposing into steps.

I follow where they're from.

Upon my hollow entry,

I see the stairway to your mind

Atop is a brick wall I'm inadequate to climb.
Track Name: Thought V
You've an inherent inability to display compassion

Your attention kept on cultural, societal, parental distractions.

"I love animals"

You complacently regurgitate as dead flesh and bone separate.

Living hands wield sharpened steel,

Your nonchalance lulls you into your rationalized meal.
Track Name: Thought VI
"Directionless and without ambition."

Ruminating over your recent condescension,

I sit and I ask,

"What does it mean to be happy? What does it mean to be content?

You're certain a 9-5 makes you 'better' and not complacent?"