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Future Imperfect


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Future Imperfect: a made-up tense of verbs expressing expected failure in the future, in English exemplified by won't have done.



I’ve been hoping everything will settle
But I don’t know the white-hot from the dawn
You’ve been taking both my hands in your hands
Crushing all my bones until they swarm

One day later I’m all birds and tightropes
You’re an owl inside a sign of storms

You’ve been straying out of sight in streetlights
(In tomorrow into)
With gravity’s reflection in your arms
(The blue of innuendo)
I can’t see it clearly when I’m looking
(Both my hands in your hands)
But when I’m not the fire’s much too warm
(Under the streetlights swarming)

Three weeks later you’re all coats and mittens
I’m the winning touchdown no one scored
We’re not sure the winter isn’t near us
When the jackpot hits us, hits the floor

We won’t ever see the future
In advance of present’s pasture
In undoing every second done

We won’t ever be a future
In the damage we remember
Engineering presence on the run


released May 1, 2023
Matt Hart--Guitar and Vocals
Eric Appleby--Bass and Synths
Pete Janidlo--Drums

Recorded at The Windmill, College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Montgomery, Candyland Recording Studio, Dayton, KY


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NEVERNEW Cincinnati, Ohio

NEVERNEW is a Cincinnati based post-punk/indie rock band that makes high energy, melodic racket + noise. They love IPAs, hard cider, books and nonsense. They've been playing together on and off for 25 years, but this time it's for real. Believe it! Find them on Instagram @nevernewband. ... more

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