open water_ [free download]

by dKOTA



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i've never looked up for a savior
i've never looked down on my soul
and now i've found my own salvation here
forever now
is this my paradise?

another path that's made of jungles
another desert in the prize
forever now
if it only rains a lonely sweet surprise
then the savior wins the house every time

the seas don't part when you know your own way
and the waves don't care what you have to say
when the time has come to let it all go
would you keep your pride to stay afloat?

late into the moonlight
far from any shore
there's no lighthouse in the distance to guide me anymore
just a chance to prove my instinct that the sea is just a dream
full of all the lies and jealousy from them
to drown what i believe

i've always looked down on a savior
i've always looked up on my own


released November 5, 2016
song, lyrics, production and artwork >> dustin johnsen



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dKOTA Portland, Oregon

dKOTA is music from Portland, Oregon that explores expansiveness, dynamics, unexpected progressions, and heartfelt lyrical expression. The project is lead by songwriter and vocalist, Dustin Johnsen. Dustin’s songwriting utilizes American roots music as a foundation to layer an amalgam of sonic textures, dissonance and resolve, and intentional rough edges. ... more

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