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WHY? – Peel Free Lyrics

Peel Free by WHY?


I was born choked in a shroud of thick smoke.
I was born under a cataract from a cataract.
I was born swimming in that milky aura.
I was born in that old stretched out birthsack I’m in.

But I was born in spring
the year Jupiter got its rings,
singing, “I will peel free.”

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.

I was born inflamed,
shot face-first out the cocked eye of a hurricane,
and today, still some of that storm surrounds me.

But I was born in spring,
and baptized in the kitchen sink
and I’m gonna shake that storm from my frame.

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.

I may be pink when I come out my skin.
I may come out a broken yolk,
I may come out on saddle.

But I was born in spring,
anointed in kerosene.
I might yet take flame.

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
And I’ll crawl loose.
I’ll claw loose.


WHY? Lyrics


“Peel Free” Released on May 29, 2019