Fever Dream

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lyrics

We keep killing ourselves
For a lie
Yeah, we’re dying
To keep it alive

Boiling, feverish days
Sleepless nights
That's what happens
When you keep the heat high

You keep holding me down
While I writhe
But these ghosts
Cannot be exorcised

You’re in love with a shell
And I love to try
To act like
There's nothing inside

This isn’t something you say
It’s just a secret you keep
But I can hear it in whispers when you’re falling asleep
I know we aren’t okay
But I just want to believe
I guess desire must bring out the cynic in me
Oh, maybe it’s all a dream

Put that fork in your tongue
In the fire
What a cruel thing
To try to deny

Feel you staring me down
With those knives
But your daggers
Are no match for mine

This isn’t something you say
It’s just a secret you keep
But I can hear it in whispers when you’re falling asleep
I know we aren’t okay
But I just want to believe
I guess desire must bring out the cynic in me
Those desperate dreams

I could tell this would go on for way too long
But somehow I knew I’d still miss it when it’s gone
I had no doubt
I’d eat my heart out

This isn’t something you say
It’s just a secret you keep
But I can hear it in whispers when you're falling asleep
‘Cause I was all in my head
While you were gripping the sheets
I guess desire must bring out the sickness,
The fever dream

credits

from Get Better EP, released April 20, 2018
Written by Tim Robbins and Lauren West.
Lyrics by Lauren West.

Recorded at Mercy College Studio A, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Produced by Sam Stauff, Andrew Porta, and American Pinup. Engineered by Sam Stauff. Mixed by Andrew Porta at Black Cat Studios, Portland, ME. Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering.

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