Rip Current

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The crazy thing is
Some saw a shine in suffering’s light
To punish all would punish the enemy (and anyway)
You’re on the trigger, they’re in sight

And I know we all know the fear
But we’re diving into the unknown

There once was a boy
Given a mountain he could climb
And when all the earth around it erodes
That’s a way of seeding fire

But I don’t know, we don’t know where it all leads
Just gotta fight the undertow
Aim toward the light and don’t stop pushing
You can hear it calling out to you, calling out to you

How deep pulls the current?
We wonder
As we’re pulled down from solid earth

How deep pulls the current?
A current
From what men substitute for worth

How deeply did we fuck up?!
(Into a Jonestown kool-aid ocean)

Yeah, we’ve fucked this one Orwellian
So doublespeak is in our ears
Doublespeak is in our ears

Doublespeak is in our ears
Doublespeak is in our ears


released March 7, 2019
Produced by Zack Be
Lyrics by Aaron Mann
Music by Aaron Mann and Robin Smith


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the Very Small Washington, D.C.

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the VERY SMALL was formed in 2007 in WASHINGTON, DC; plays rock music, sings a lot, jams, defies grammatical tyranny, and humbly requests that you press PLAY.

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