City of 1000 Escalators

from by Taylor Herbert

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I know things that no one should know
Sometimes they stick inside my head
I’ve tended gardens that will never grow
Rode shotgun into the sunset with the living dead

And I will find you on a coat rack in a thrift store
And you will see me on the hospital ward
Looking for the same thing, always searching
All the feelings, but none of the words

Oh my confidence! Oh my shield!
Starts to fade, starts to rust
And the bread that I thought would sustain me
Is still a crust

And we just need something that we can trust
Something to hold onto when everything else is dust
In the City of 1000 Escalators going down in a swirl
Gonna to ride every one, gonna get to the bottom of this world.

I’ve seen the sun rise too many times
From the wrong side, from the wrong place
All those years spent looking for answers,
For validation . . . from the wrong face

And I will find you jousting windmills
And you will see me rolling stones on a hill
Are we letting our battles define us?
Is that the reason we can’t be still?

Oh my confidence! Oh my shield!
Starts to rust
And the bread that I thought would sustain me
Is still a crust

And we just need something that we can trust
Something to hold onto when everything else is dust
In the City of 1000 Escalators going down in a swirl
Going to ride every one, going to get to the bottom of this world.

credits

from In the Tall Grass, released May 1, 2017
Taylor Herbert - Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers, Drum sequencing
Chris Wimberley - Backing vocals
Chris Davis - Bass
Chris Anderson - Drums

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Taylor Herbert Durham, North Carolina

Taylor Herbert is a Co-Owner of Nightsound Studios in Carrboro, NC as well as a Fellow in Anesthesiology Critical Care with an MD/PhD from Duke University. As a long-time member of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro music scene, he has been playing with and helping record the area's established and up and coming talent for over ten years. ... more

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