ying-sun

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About ying-sun

guitar / vocals / sarcasm

Fair Play

you’ve worked your magic
on more than one of my friends
i should have seen
how this was going to end
why did i think it would be different?
i’m just another helpless man
i used to wonder why you do the things you do
now i know, you just do them cause you can

i try to play fair, but every time i do
you take everything you want and do anything you want to
i’ve heard you say the words, but girl, if this is love
well, it isn’t […]

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HIDE AND SEEK, or THE FAILURE OF HERCULES

you wrap your arms around me
while you stay just out of reach
you keep it hidden
just so you can watch me seek

my dizzy hands could never hold your crooked smile
still, my fingers bear your teethmarks—the scars of my denial
you set the rules but you won’t say what they are
how could i ever hope to win?

it’s the agony of almost
it’s the longing for what’s near
it’s knowing that no matter how close you are
you’re not here

your body tells your secrets
your silence tells your […]

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Highline

i see you tonight
the fog of years is nothing
you and i move fast
but baby we ain’t running
nothing to get away from
nothing left to chase
vodka coats my tongue and throat
but that’s not what i taste

give it, give it to me // give me your highline
give it, give it to me // yeah, give it to me now
give it, give it to me // give me your highline
give it, give it to me

smothered in the heat of the city
smothered in the heat […]

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Weekend in the District

it started with a side glance
put me in a trance
i got a taste for disaster
i know i’m not a slave
but i smell it on your neck, girl
you taste like a master
you try to look away
but your gaze stays caught
on the corner of my smile
it started with side glance
put me in a trance
desperate just to be defiled

for one night — one night to change it all
one night — one night to bring the fall
just because we shouldn’t
don’t mean that it ain’t […]

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Phantom Engineer

sign says i have
nothing left to give
but you can’t read, now can you?
i’m desperate for some quiet,
but you don’t know what that is
i’ve stayed here longer than i planned to
your honey words,
they hold no meaning
i can’t even feel it when we kiss
you’ve confused
the dawn with the evening
me, i have nothing left to give

i’m never gonna love you
you can never make this right
it’s time for me to leave now
no one’s gonna win this fight
i’m never gonna love you
you can never make […]

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This Place Is Black Market

this place is black market
they steal and they sell
they’re dressed up like the angels
when the angels all fell
this place is black market
to them you’re just meat
don’t let them touch you
or sing you to sleep

get me out, get me out
get me far, far away
this place, it don’t mean me no good
get me out, get me out
get me back to the bay
you know i’d do it myself if i could

they think that they got him
but he ain’t the one
the real one is […]

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À Montréal

my window’s a sieve
this city seeps in
a heat and a friction
we can’t help but breathe in

the door is wide open
but we’re both feeling trapped
both of us hoping
there must be some kind of way back

je te retrouve à montréal
laisses tes soucis à brooklyn
ils sont pas réels
i know you well
and you know me
but this city treats us like strangers
dangerous like bankers
but all of that changes
when we go back to montréal

goldie and i
at the outpost café
brooklyn’s so heavy
this time of day

she tells me […]

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Meditation on San Francisco no. 17

you came to the city like a virus
you hid your weapons in open hands
you left us crying under the cypress
the lonely last of our clan

everything is shiny and new
they built it all up just for you
they bought a choir of angels to sing
welcome to the new kings

i can’t count the people i lost
before i ever found the camps south of bernal
i never needed anyone to point out the cost
i just needed people i knew i could turn to

everything is shiny […]

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Hey Hey, Everything

she ain’t got no lightning
she ain’t got no gold
she ain’t got no arrows
she ain’t got no bow
she ain’t got no mountain
she ain’t got no milk
she ain’t got no circles
she ain’t got no guilt

(hey hey) she got everything she needs
(hey hey) she got everything she needs
(hey hey) she got everything she needs
because she got me

she can’t count by sevens
she can’t make it rain
she can’t tell direction
she can’t taste champagne
she can’t fake a smile
she can’t play mahjong
she can’t help her devil’s charm
she […]

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Get Ying-sun’s The Eye of the World [remix]!

HEY!

I (re)WROTE A NOVEL! (sort of.)

you know how sometimes you read a book or see a movie and think, “this could be really good, but it keeps getting in its own way. it has some really cool elements, but some of it is just really dumb”? well, that was what my dear friend tsuya and i were saying in a conversation about the fantasy series The Wheel of Time. we started talking about how it could be better, and the upshot was […]

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