June On The West Coast

I spent a week drinking the sunlight of Winnetka, CaliforniaWhere they understand the weight of human heartsYou see, sorrow gets too heavy and joy it tends to hold youWith the fear that it eventually departsAnd the truth is I’ve been dreaming of some tired tranquil placeWhere the weather won’t get […]

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One Straw (Please)

One Straw (Please)And, if it’s trueBaby, I’m the one in love with youAnd I guess that I’ve been all my lifeAnd I know, and I’ll tryAnd I love you more than those other guysCause you mean the world to meYou’re exactly what I needBaby, I’m waiting for you to stop […]

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I Watched You Take Off

Meaning is sometimes hard to spotIt begins with the flickering of cigarettesIn the darkness of a dorm roomSsomewhere in the suffocated mid-westBut if this is real then I was mistakenAnd if there is truth then why can’t we find it?But beauty comes to those who have been waitingFor something that […]

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Emily, Sing Something Sweet

Emily, sing something sweet for meI want to feel the warmth inside your heartEmily, sing something sweet for meI need to feel those words out of your mouthEmily, sing something, pleaseI want to face the life behind your eyesEmily, sing something… something… something sweet

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Contrast And Compare

You contrast and compareBetween the busy ones and the ones who don’t careUntil there is no oneThat you really knowSo I drift through these daysOf appointments and promises madeThey will all end up brokenAnd quickly replacedWeeks are slow, days drag onEven practice and parties seem longbut I find myself goingI […]

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A Celebration Upon Completion

My grandfather’s name was MoonBecause his eyes were bright and roundAnd no amount of time or liquor could dull themMy grandmother’s name was JoyBcause it spilled out of her heartAnd bathed her precious children in its warmthAnd there was happiness in lifeBeyond the sorrow and the painBut how they ever […]

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If Winter Ends

I dreamt of a fever,one that would cure me of this cold, winter-set heartWith no heat to melt the frozen tears and burnt with reasons as to carry onInto these twisted months I plunge without a light to followBut I swear that I would follow anything if it would just […]

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Drunk Kid Catholic

The drunk kids, the catholicsThey’re all about the sameThey’re waiting for somethingHoping to be savedWell I have been happy the past couple daysJust thinking of the women who’ve taken your placeAnd every night I think I certaintly won’t ever sleep sober or aloneAnd then suddenly it occurs to meI’ve slept […]

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Exaltation On A Cool Kitchen Floor

I wanted to come visityou waiting in the springtimeWhen the leaves changeI wanted to come visitYou waiting in the springtimeWhen the leaves changeThe ground outside is beggingFor that newness that surrounds usAs we dance back through the screen doorIn the sunlight of mid-AprilBut the glow won’t stop the smilesThat are […]

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Pull My Hair

Is the passion all gone?Or is it still newly-wed?If all this heat’s doingIs making us stick to the bedThen there’s no life to reviveBut if the hunger’s still thereBurried somewhere insideCovered up by the boredomWe’ve been trying to hideThen dig it upAnd devourAnd it’ll seem more like a songAnd less […]

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Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh

The phone slips from a loose gripWords were missed then, some apologyI didn’t want to tell you thisNo, it’s just some guy she’s been hanging out withI don’t know, the past couple weeks I guessWell, thank you and hang up the phoneLet the funeral startHear the casket closeLet’s pin split-black […]

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Falling Out Of Love At This Volume

Tell me what you wanted to hearLet me do the right thingLet me do the wrong thingAnd if it’s ever this clearI will only say it onceJust let me turn the amps way upSo you can hear nothingAnd if I die tonightThen I guess I die tonightLet me go onJust […]

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Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra

I had a beautiful, beautiful timeThe drives and the talks were amazingThe kind of friend I thought I’d never findI had a beautiful, beautiful timeYou have a beautiful, beautiful smileThe way it curls and collapses on your lipsWhen you touch me I shake like a childIt’s late, I’m afraid you […]

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Mirrors And Fevers

I was cold in a dreamsomewhere close to the surfaceBetween the ice and the streamthere is three inches of airSo I swam towards the lightI let my breath get there firstWhen I opened my eyesI saw myself in the mirrorAnd I knew I would do like my father has doneYes, […]

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Lila

Close your eyesThe dark outside can’t hurt youAnd I will never desert your bedsideSo close them tightThe stars are so glad that they’ve found youAnd on the blankets that surround youThey shine their lightThey shine their lightSo rest your headAnd I will be watching from the doorwayAs you slip into […]

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