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Act 1
The room closed it's eyes so we could explore
Our clothes in gentle piles on the floor
Our hearts beating in different times
Wanting to commit beautiful crimes

I can remember the thunder and lightning
All around us, and from you, and from me, striking
Selfishly wanting you to take me
I resisted so as not to scare you away

Meet me half way
Let you feel that way
Meet me half way
Help me feel that way

Verse 2
Our voyeurs aren't watching us here tonight
Trying to mime out what feels right
Some bodies are ready to continue this show
And some others have gone as far as they'll go

Were you shocked when his boundaries collapsed?
Shocked by how minute was the impact
Did you swallow something you're still digesting?
Is it something your heart is still protecting?

Verse 3

That new sense of freedom, my heroin
The pursuit of sharing something genuine
This hedon, this sinner, this reflection
I want your love but need your affection


from Listening For A Heartbeat EP, released January 19, 2017



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The Trying Cincinnati, Ohio

The Trying is a solo music project from Chris Kaetzel. I blend sounds from a wide array of genres and influences to create a unique sound to encapsulate a myriad of emotions and topics. My lyrics are always genuine, no matter the content, and that is a major driving force behind The Trying. ... more

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