Turning the corner,
there's something eerie
about the way skyscrapers and billboards
eat up the horizon.

Somewhere near the Allegheny Mountains
I remember how you spoke of my demise.

This relocation you said
would not cure the writer's block
inside my head.

If you could only see how great I've become.
This landscape gives me everything I need.
I am bound to it, much like the promise ring
that I left behind.

I've once again ignored your pleas, Audrey.
This city has swallowed me whole;
it has the awesome power of a whale,
and I am its Jonah.

A man told me once
how this place can build you up,
and how it can tear you down.
I can feel its power.
And while I walk in worried shoes,
I long for your company.
I have no crutch, I have no anchor,
I feel lost at sea,
floating further away from home.

I need to paint.
I need familiarity.

I am crumbling to tiny pieces as this city builds another monument.


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The Whiteness of the Whale song meanings
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