This song is everything right now
Show announcement: April 12. University of Alaska Anchorage
Show tomorrow night (4/10) in Nashville @ Vanderbilt University
The 2nd time God sucker punched my parents
They put ice on the bruise and called it “Rudy”.
When you are born during an argument
You spend the rest of your life feeling like an interruption.
Your name becomes a sweater you borrowed without asking.
You say it like the real owner is on his way to take it back.
To this day
I still stutter while introducing myself.
When sky swallows night
And coughs up dawn
Until its lungs are empty,
When morning plugs in the sun
Cranks the volume,
Turns the knob until it clicks like an empty rifle;
The light climbs through my window
With a duffle bag full of reasons
Why I’ve been chosen to continue breathing.
I don’t ask questions.
I just hope yesterday has forgiven me
For all things I haven’t done
Anonymous asked: How could God have a son? Isn't it irrational?
I also believe in miracles. Those are irrational as well
When I was 12
I asked God to make me 6 foot 5.
I’m my opinion
Michael Jordan was Jesus,
Nazareth was a city in North Carolina,
The best time to pray was during 4th quarter
And basketball was the only religion worth dying for
I’ve been pronouncing your name incorrectly.
I wrote it down wrong
And I’ve been saying it that way ever since.
God, I’m not sure why you stuck around
After the nights when I cursed into the sky
Hoping you would hear me.
I looked you in the eye,
Said “Gods need people more than people need Gods”
I told you that you are nothing without me.
Faith was a sanitation wipe I used when my hands felt dirty
I’m sorry for treating you like a slot machine inside of heavens casino,
For throwing quarters into the face of salvation
Hoping a winged blessing will lose flight
and turn my lap into its home.
Do you ever get tired of being the glass we break
When all other options have failed?
Are you tired of seeing our faces pressed against your window?
Does the sound of us clawing at your door keep you awake night?
Do you ever sleep?
Do you hate the sound of our voices?
Do you get angry when we ask you for something
Without thanking you for everything that you’ve already done for us?
Do get pissed when we take all of the credit for our success?
Have you forgiven us for how we treated your son?
You clinch your fist tighter than a bear trap with a closed mouth.
You close your eyes,
Send all the prayers to voicemail,
And you let us
Sort things out for ourselves
Show announcement: University of Rhode Island. April 2nd. Edwards Auditorium. 64 upper college rd. Kingston RI. 7:30 pm. $5 for students $7 general public
I’m on a poster with J. Cole, Common and Bill Nye The Science Guy lol
Old Dominion University! 3/25 Norfolk, VA