(Sleeping with) Other Animals

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I can feel your heart
There beneath my palm
Pounding on its cage
Demanding to be let out

Speak softly in the darkness
Don't wake the other animals
I couldn't stand to have their teeth
Biting at our skin

I can hear your heart
Calling out for something
But you speak in a language
That I don't understand

Move slowly in the darkness
The ground is gnarled and gaping
I couldn't stand to hear
The sound of your bones crack

Maybe other animals have better luck beside you
But maybe other animals can't hold you in their arms

I can feel your hands
The soft skin of your wrist
We are both so fragile
So easily torn apart

Light creeps in the window
A sunrise I can't welcome
I can only see your features
While we lie here in the dark

And I can't touch your heart
In the sun or in the darkness
And I can't speak your language
Only listen to the sounds

Light creeps in the window
Waking sleeping animals
And the beating of your heart
Is a sound so far away

Maybe other animals have better luck beside you
But maybe other animals can't hold you in their arms

Maybe other animals have better luck beside you
But maybe other animals can't hold you in their arms

Maybe other animals have better luck beside you
But maybe other animals can't hold you in their arms

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from Old Dogs, released January 28, 2017

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Joey Hines is a musician and writer on a humble
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