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Dialogue is an arts and writing magazine of Calvin College undergraduate creative work that is submitted, curated, and published by students. This is a catalog of original student music.

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Track Name: Parlor Voice - Idolatrous Biologists
The town Civil War statue
Over petty crime and merchandise
Seems an unlikely hero
Like a soldier from a sci-fi serial
Redesigned by a team
Of caffeinated pacifists
Thrown like a lance
By racist historians
Loved or hated
No more

Where I come from
They carve Confederate generals
Into the mountains
Are they worried we forgot?
My heritage is perpetually holding me
Over an open flame
Whispering sweet nothings
And in my dreams
I'm a bird-like hominid
But I'm encaged
By idolatrous biologists
And all I want to do is fly
Track Name: Douglas Fir - 28th Street
Mountain goats and the silver Jews
At 2am
With a new friend
Who feels like an old friend
Falling asleep at the wheel
I half-dream my memories

Euclid Heights Boulevard
The night I turned eighteen
Too broke to rebel
State Road in mid-september
Windows down
MewithoutYou
Pearl Road at the end of a day
The death of a season
The last bit of descending night
Psalm of those who go forth before the daylight
28th Street
In the greyscale Ohio morning
Last night
Is already a foregone conclusion
And I'm feeling
This might be the last time
Track Name: Alejandra Crevier - Fern
I just want to see your body parts
It's okay, it's okay, it's okay
We can talk about it later
I kept my silence but I hate love
I kept my silence but I love hate
I kept my silence but I'm lonely
And so fucking knowledgeable
Where are all your shovels?
We buried them in the Grand Haven Pier
Under the quarry after the storm
Black, all black and white
Gentrify me silly
Black and white colors of beauty
And all the ferns shoot up in radio
radioactive activity.
Track Name: Ben Cooper - Coffee is Short
My chest starts pounding when I see you coming
I look away fast when I see your face amongst the crowd

It’s been a long time
Strong feelings are hard to find in stranger’s eyes
I hope that you see
What I’m trying to be, and if so that’s fine
Whatever you decide

I got your hand in mine, all I want is to lock eyes
We see a bridge in sight, the colors shift as we walk by

Let you be my eyes, cause all I see is outside
Do the X-rays look right?
My help comes from you, but she blocks my view
Push it aside

Are you signaling me?
Should I move in or should I retreat
Cause my heart won’t stop speeding
And my mind won’t stop racing
When I’m with you

Just tell me now, just tell me now
Cause coffee is short, long term, will this work out?

Are you signaling me?
Should I move in or should I retreat
Cause my heart won’t stop speeding
And my mind won’t stop racing
When I’m with you
Track Name: Connor Luymes - Winter Song
The bitter cold that stays inside your bones
The wind that blows straight through your soul
Lungs are filled with air like ice
I can’t see past this unforgiving voice
The winter winds wreak havoc on the heart
And from the storm you can’t seem to depart
We pray that the clouds will start to break
To warm all of the frozen things at stake

That winter song, it never seems to end
It’s just too cold to try to pretend
Everything is thrown into the fire
To warm ourselves and all of our desire

I’m losing all the feeling in my hands
I think it’s time to leave this bitter land
To live in a place that warms the soul
And regain everything lost to the cold

Just take me from the cold
Into a place of gold
To a place of gold
Where my trembling hands
Can sift through the sand
Sifting through the sand
Track Name: Parlor Voice - Lane Boy
And when you train a lane-boy
Promise me no one was harmed
Show me his dark blue mornings
Show me his capital relay

Juvenile lifers under the hot lights
Chased by their fathers' eyes
Isn't the burnout a beautiful
Glistening

And when you save a lane-boy
Promise him something you can't
Something like chains and vapor
I know this time is over

Energy that passes under all time
Pent-up and alkaline
Pocket-fulls of edibles
And joyous shrieking

Something like chains and vapor
Track Name: Cotter Koopman - Sunshine in Winter Trees
I know this feeling will fade
Every morning I feel silly for what yesterday praised
And I know it makes you dissolve
So let's not be measured, not be careful at all
But now that there's icicles as big as our wrists and
The trees in my back woods look like nervous systems
And after dinner I lie down in the carpet
'Cause it's 5 in the evening but it's already dark

And I hear you say
I can see right through you like sunshine in winter trees
And if it's okay
I will come and rest in you like sunshine in winter trees

I know it's hard to explain
Can't wait to see what will distract me today
I know it gets in your head
You think most clearly when you're drowning in dread
But now that we're dancing just to keep our own feet warm
I wanna tell you driving back in the snowstorm
And after dinner I might take a long shower
'Cause it's 6 in the evening, getting darker each hour

And I hear you say
I can see right through you like sunshine in winter trees
And if it's okay
I will come and rest in you like sunshine in winter trees