from Under the Microscope by Lily Schaffer


Fritz, I know you had the best intentions
the road to purgatory, paved in honorable mentions
satellite sleuths at the cheap hotels
remind me of you when I can't sleep so well

in a sea of stars, luminescent subway cars
seeing that the plot of ours
never had a chance
no prescience

I can see you across foreign feilds
took my share of what the crop would yeild
the busted sandbags in the barricade
held my heart like a hand grenade

but in the urban sprawl
I thought I'd settle, maybe once and for all
I guess it was too close a call
to make any sense
no prescience


from Under the Microscope, released June 21, 2013


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Lily Schaffer Washington, D.C.

Lemonade is my only studio album. Dead Receiver is my favorite album. Under the Microscope is a concept album about Nobel Prize winning chemist Fritz Haber. Go Fish is somewhere in between. was my alternate persona years and years ago ... more

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