The Bear

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lyrics

Listen to the bear’s footprints.
Soft and gentle in the wind.
Ice might keep us warm.
But if the tent collapses, we’re done in!

It’s a warm and windy day.
With rocks for heat, it’s time to go.
Somewhere where we can play.
And be alone and scared and just say, “No!”

‘Cause April snow makes me afraid!
And pushes my trust far away from
Where it is in the city in piles of boxed up families.
But if the tent collapses, we’re done in!
And it’s a scary thought, but we can’t win.

And we’re the only human souls as far as I can hear.
Next to a deep and freezing lake bordered by trees and deer.
But are the beasts outside the tent just as afraid as we?
And should we be afraid moreso when in society?
But philosophers get nowhere with a panicked crowd.
So, should we stay, or should we go? ‘Cause nature’s gettin’ loud.

Listen to the calm man.
It’s in your head, it’s in your head.
You won’t be scared when you’re asleep.
Just close your eyes and go to bed.

Leftover leaves, they blow around.
That’s all that’s causing all the sound.
And clumps of ice slide down the walls.
That’s not a paw, that’s not a growl.

‘Cause April snow makes me afraid!
And pushes my trust far away from
Where it is in the city in piles of boxed up families.
But if the tent collapses, we’re done in!
And it’s a scary thought, but we can’t win.

And we’re the only human souls as far as I can hear.
Next to a deep and freezing lake bordered by trees and deer.
And here we’re together, alone inside our little nook.
And we were fine until the time at which the tent first shook.
But are the beasts outside the tent just as afraid as we?
And should we be afraid moreso when in society?
But philosophers get nowhere with a panicked crowd.
So, should we stay, or should we go? ‘Cause nature’s getting loud.

The tent collapsed.

Get out of the tent.

Should we sleep in the car?

I miss the city, let's go home!

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from Midsized Eras, released February 3, 2015

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