Give it up for good, they said. But you and me, we just can’t quit. Never is too cruel for us, twisting into someday, into maybe. One last exception to the rule. One last lapse before we stop. The two of us, we love what makes us sick. We’re both the patient, both the doctor, both diseased, contagious people kissing—as if our ailments canceled out, as if you couldn’t hurt two ways at once. Someday, I’ll look back on this, beautiful and finally better, liberated from the dark trick of our want. But for now, I need this darkness. For now it’s all our favorite damage, and every word a cry for help.
- Joe Fassler, Brooklyn 2018.
released April 24, 2018
Music/Lyrics by Fasano/Fassler and Tyler McCauley
Produced by Tyler McCauley
Assistant Produced by Matty Fasano
Vocals: Liam Benzvi
Guitar: Tim Angiolillo
Congas: Matt Morello
Tambourine: Tyler McCauley
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Faculty in Brooklyn.