PORTASTATIC lyrics - Like A Pearl

PORTASTATIC
"Like A Pearl"

This is every step I shuffle but couldn't really take
This is every rock you wouldn't lift, you knew you'd find a snake
There's a branch heavy over my head, I wish the ice would break
But every new calamity is just a cheap scene for the inevitable great escape

Fear is cultured like a pearl
In the black heart of this world
Fear is cultured like a pearl
In the black heart of this world
Yeah
There's a black heart to this world

This is every drop of blood in a war you sold for cash
This is every awkward teenage boy never coming back
There's a sword hanging over your head, dull and falling fast
Optimism is a shiny thing, and we're easy to distract

This is every hopeful plan we knew would fall apart
This is every secret lever to the trap door in your heart
There's a path under centuries of scum where shines a light
But as we shuffle through our days who has the energy to fight?

Fear is cultured like a pearl
In the black heart of this world
Yeah
Fear is cultured like a pearl
In the black heart of this world
Oh yeah yeah yeah
There's a black heart to this world
Oh yeah yeah yeah
There's a black heart to this world
Oh yeah yeah yeah
There's a black heart to this world