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Caught in the moment like a bird in a trap
No time for breathing and no turning back
I’ll write a sonnet, it’s gonna be grand
Rhymes like a razor, as soft as the sand

I wanna start, I wanna start a fire
I wanna learn, I wanna learn desire

Some days I live like a jack in the box
At times I’m happy, and others I’m not
What comes out of my mind
Must move the heart
What holds me back
Hesitation to start

I wanna start, I wanna start a fire
I wanna learn, I wanna learn desire

Time, time is all I need
To make it better
Don’t give up on me
Two lines unfettered,
Criss-crossing in a stream
Where are we?

I’ll make a choice and the choice is to love
Living on feelings is never enough
Who we are is almost who we will be
The final say is up to you and to me

And all I can be
I’ll be thus for you
I’ll remind you every day
Of all that I will choose
What small words I have, will never be enough
And all I can be
I’ll be thus


from Assouf, released October 21, 2016
Recorded, mixed, and engineered by Aaron Hellam at Hellam Sound studios in Oakland, CA.

Mastered by Massive Mastering.

Guitar & Vocals - Nik Bartunek
Bass - Ryan Blair
Drums - Danny Martinez

Backing Vocals by Brittany Petty



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Picture Atlantic is an alternative rock band with an explosive sound and an openhearted approach to songcraft.

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