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My body is a

by Boy in the Water

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Far away 02:18
Everything was a long time ago Keep it clean, wash between your toes Far away, are you safe I don't mean everything I say But I will say everything without delay What'll it be in the new age Where is god in the new age Far away, are you safe
In a dream you were well Holding me above ground How I sleep, deep and still Dreaming of the old house I can't see you, I just wanna be there for you I can't see you, I just wanna be there I'm a floater in the current No place better could I be It means nothing, no means nothing Or else it means everything
Years go by 03:35
We're in your car Sweet autumn air You are in love And I just cut my hair Stop by the roadside Arms up and hold tight Years go by easy when You are in my life We're at a park Too tired to open our eyes You're safe in my arms Asleep on the fourth of July Seeing your hometown Getting to know how Years go by easy when you Love with your heart out We are inside With nothing, no nothing to cower behind And we are inside I cross the pathways in my skull I love, my heart is full
Holding on this earth too close I might be falling off, who knows And you are just an animal Not an antidote Nose in the ground, I breathe There's dirt in my mouth and leaves I'm awash with empathy An animal who feels for thee Hold onto this earth, I wanna show you where it hurts You are not an antidote, no you are something worse And you are a cause to be Composting all the rotten things So with some uncertainty I offer you my body Holy unposturing There's nothing but the ground and trees All manner of dirty things Come dig in the ground with me
Woke up with fear in my heart My body's a warning You are a cause for alarm You still control me I thought it was done -- it's never done I thought it was done Promised me you'd do no harm No more intrusions You are a cause for alarm A common delusion
I pace my room I'm doing great I check my phone I waste away I will crush these feelings for you I'm just alone with nothing to do In a dream I reach out I reach out and touch you Your body's an omen Something good will come soon I close my eyes I see your face I promise I I will behave
Ookpik Waltz 01:52
Homespun blues Watching my life with both hands on the rail Eyes on horizon, a matter of scale Waiting for somebody left on the trail Homespun blues Scraping my nails on the granite below Dreaming you're mad at me, I should go home Never in trouble to leave well alone Homespun blues Looking away from the terror below I dropped a penny once, where did it go Waiting for somebody else who might know


an implausible collection of songs written and recorded during quarantine 2020

all $$ goes to the happy hour fund, a mutual aid org raising money for service workers in LA and DC whose jobs have been affected by covid 19


released August 19, 2020

self produced
clay lorant saldaña on viola, guitar, voice, synth, whistle
birds on bird sounds
all lyrics by me too

except for ookpik waltz -- folk tune written by frankie rodgers

all songs written and recorded during quarantine




Boy in the Water Los Angeles, California

los angeles


a mischievous little imp

underwater singer-songwriter, guitarist and violist

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