If You Are Hurting (First Recording)

from by VILLULIA

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There’s a real big ladder in a real small boat in the ocean
If you trust the tide to bring you there let it bring you
And climb if you are hurting
And dive if you’re ready for the wind
Do you trust the tide to return you to the land
It will caress you small til you’re a smooth little dot of sand

Were you caught in between the softest place
And the murky drippy water of a cold dark cave
There is a southbound freight with your tag inside
Did you wonder if those pieces needed a place to hide
But your smile’s like the cracks in an old barn door
And your friendship’s a roof let the water pour

How do you name the ocean when you cannot name the blue
How do you recognize the tide when the moon’s rising inside of you
And back to back we measured our heights
And An oak tree grows inside of us and we’re climbing it tonight

None of us chose to be here, all of us chose to be right here.

I watch the lights moving slowly
And saw the rest of my life
A hollow machine
And turn back


from VILLULIA, released October 30, 2012




VILLULIA Providence, Rhode Island

Nathan and Noel'le live together in Providence and are more or less married. They're not playing shows/writing new music right now because of scheduling conflicts, but hope to again someday.

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