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If the Answer Is No

from Austere and Lonely Offices by Harborer



i wrote, recorded, and finished this song in around 6 hours or so. that being said, musically it's probably one of my favorite things i've done. i have a lot of fun putting my own little spin on the modern neo-soul/pop sound. this song in particular was inspired by my increasingly continuous listening of the grateful dead's music- and to a lesser extent john mayer's new stuff. yeah, i know, i know, take my "cool music fan" card away (as if i ever had one anyway) but there is a wealth of musical knowledge there that i have been having a lot of fun going through. as for what this song's about, i guess it's just me trying to make sense of this wrinkly piece of meat i call my brain. i guess that's also every song i've ever made as well.


could you ever have seen in me
that shine i saw in you
watching you float back downstream
the river i'm wading through

a slower feeling creeps up on me
and all i see is your face
watching old memories in my head
they flash by as quick as they can
before they're erased
and that little whispered voice says
i know you
i know you too well

have you ever thought of me
while gazing at the sky
watching all those clouds fly past
right before your eyes

will you ever understand
who you are to me
that's a silly question to ask
for the train will pass right by
it stops for no one, especially not me
through the window thought i heard you say
i want you
i need you with me

if the answer is no
will it still be tomorrow
could you always have known
and was it still yesterday


from Austere and Lonely Offices, released July 9, 2021
bryce snodgrass - tape loops
ben coates - all other sounds


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