“Collarbones” by Braids
BRAIDS have shared two new tracks entitled “Collarbones” & “Burdock & Dandelion”. The band shared a statement about the tracks saying:
“Sonic apothecary for digital malaise, 2 new tracks : Collarbones & Burdock & Dandelion
For those of u that have ever taken selfies, contorted ur body for selfies, pushed up ur breasts, hid ur breasts, hid ur ass, pushed up ur ass, exaggerated ur bulge, exaggerated ur collarbones, turned up the contrast, softened ur lines, been ghosted, ghosted, used tinder, failed at tinder, fallen down an instagram hole, deleted and downloaded it, deleted and downloaded it, deleted and downloaded it, wandered the drug store for clarity, thought hair dye could ease ur pain, at least for a couple days, and flipped the bird at 1 or all of these things – these songs are 4 u
We hope you can sing with them, scream with them, dance with them, laugh with them and dream of how u want to feel and deserve to feel. Take a moment for urself.”
Burdock & Dandelion
Oops I’m feeling lost again / Guess I’ll wander round the drug store / Till I forget that I feel conflicted / Till I feel calmed / Cause everything around me is moving faster / Than we ever expected / I’ve got a weapon in my pocket / That I’m lifting to my face 90 times a day / I heard I could fix my pain with flower tinctures / Burdock and dandelion, flower tinctures / I heard I could fix my pain with a box hair dye, the red highlight kind / My pain is I’m getting older / And I try not to mind, I really try not to mind / The boy I want is supported by his parents / Doesn’t have the nerve to text me back after a fuck / But has the nerve to ask me if I like my breasts / Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t / But I lied to him and told him that I loved them / And then I died a little inside / I felt the problem was with me / But the problem was with him / What if I asked, do you like your cock ? / Oh gods, I want to feel so beautiful in my skin / And oh gods, I want to find someone to celebrate my state with / And oh gods, will I ever find that one ? / Oh gods, I want to feel so beautiful in my skin / And oh gods, I want to find someone to celebrate my state with / And oh gods, why the hell do we all need someone, want someone ? / Do you ?
We are so near / Yet so alone / Sitting next to each other looking at our phones / See the screen light my face in this darkened place / Do you think it makes me look pretty when I soften all my lines away / When I make myself look as far away from real / Breasts pushed up I’m trying to show you / I have collar bones & cleavage you can rest in / This pics lookin’ better than the real / So when my clothes are off and we’re together / I probably won’t look this way again / And I wonder will you still want me then / Will you still want me when / You catch the frowning of my brow and see how my breasts move around / Breasts move around / Breasts move around / Move up and down / Move up and down / Breasts pushed up / I’m trying to show you I have collar bones / Walk with me hand in hand / What the hell is going on ? / We’re here to feel something more / But we’re just hurdling towards / Seeing and feeling nothing / Nothing more than an impulse / To move onto the next thing / And forget the last / Get hold of a new friend / That you’ve never even met / Can I be your new friend ? / I hope I never meet you / Just stay as a number / Help make me feel better / About the craziness that is / This life / Breasts pushed up / I’m trying to show I have collarbones.
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