Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine

My Soft Machine by Arlo Parks Song lyrics

The world and our view of it
Is peppered by the biggest things we experience
Our trauma upbringing vulnerabilities
Almost like visual show. This record is life through my lens,
Through my body, the mid 20s Anxiety
The substance abuse of friends around me
The viscera of being in love for the first time
Navigating PTSD, and grief, and self sabotage, and Joy
Moving through worlds with wonder, and sensitivity
What it's like to be trapped in this particular body
There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called the souvenir
It's an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton
It recounts a young film student falling in love an olde, Charismatic man
Then being drawn into his addiction in an early scene he's explaining
Why people watch films
We don't want to see life as it's played out, we wasn't to see life
As it is experienced in this soft machine
So there we have it
My soft machine