Could Have Told Me

by Louie Lahana

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When you don't get what you need growing up, you try to fill that void. But that void is magnetic and pulls you back in. If someone warned me of that long ago, things might have been easier.

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Could Have Told Me

He could have told me things would end this way
Shine a light too bright wash your dreams away

Got a dishwashing pad
take a stab at the stain
scrub so hard copper stopped up the drain
ain’t it a shame
the shame
the same won’t go away
alone at home no he won’t come today
each grain of sand a world
tumbleweed and dust
white Reeboks muddied, toe cracked up
hourglass last check
heart sucked up breath
drowning curbside
waiting for him to arrive
yo the time still’s the same
steal away
to the window
wonder when he’ll come home
pine branches wave “no"


He could have told me things would end this way
but I borrowed it anyway

mourning morning
mooring ship torn sails
barefoot thick mud slog
now I got dirty nails
shoreline shorn line
tethered and weathered
but I'm
drawn
to it
but I’m drawn to it
but I'm drawn…hypnotic
He could have told me things would end this way
born again but somehow worn in already

I’ve been saved, saved in so many ways
save me drowning, drowning from the waves
salty sea, taking hold of me
can’t breathe, arms taking of hold of me

hand clenched drenched
calling out a plea
wet lips french kiss took me to safety
but i jumped back in eventually

warmth too warm head swarm
memory
my dad sit bandage
(arms taking hold of me)
hospital wax floor
ask or figure what to say
sitting next to me, but still 100 miles away
away away
stray hope evaporates
fogs windows, swirl fingers
spell my name to escape
for a moment I see through
will it ever be the same?
inject a viral smile
but there’s a strain on the strain
ain’t it a shame
the shame
the same won’t go away

backlit back bent
back then hallway


He could have told me things would end this way
Shine a light too bright wash your dreams away

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released August 30, 2019

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Louie Lahana New York, New York

Louie gained his rapping chops along the California coast as part of the hip hop group Dichotomy. Sharp edges dulled over time-- his music now slow dances with acoustic melodies.

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