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The me you see on TV
Well, that's not me
It's a girl with the same name and the same face
No, I'm not replaced, we take up the same space
And the time and the place and the means and the ways
Are akimbo, displaced, and you still don't know me

The kid who lives on websites
Well, she's alight
When you get her on something, another poor forum
Or chatroom, or wiki, Tumblr, Twitter's delight
And her posts, they aren't humble, they boast and they bite
And I tremble in fright 'cause I still don't know me

I stand in front of the mirror and I see her
Anonymous alibi, the people's façade
Bathroom in a hotel, up near the top
Dissociate off the balcony, right out the window
IRL? No, I've never heard of her

That bitch you met on the net
Well, you know she's a mess
Lives without regrets, don't say you're impressed
It's easy enough if you get what's important
And the rest of the book is just omens and portents
Climb west, raise your sail, you'll net fish by the morning

I stand in front of the mirror and I see her
Anonymous alibi, the people's façade
Bathroom in a hotel, up near the top
Dissociate off the balcony, right out the window
IRL? No, I've never heard of her

Never really thought about how to log out
If I reject my reality and substitute unknowns
I'll stand here alone and I don't know where I'm goin'
And if I press eject, then what will happen next?

Sometimes when I stand up and walk away
I leave a part of myself there, in the room
God loves the way that I move
She tells me her secrets when I lie awake every night
In my life, in my real life

The me you see on your screen
Well, that's just me
I've been taking a break from my life as my face
But I'm back in my place and I'm here in my way
If you ask me to stay, I won't know what to say
I persist, yeah, I'll always be here

I stand in front of the mirror and I see her...

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from Sometimes, released November 18, 2018
vocals, electric guitar, drum programming

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and perestroika (object to be destroyed).

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