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When the day just folds and you can't hold any fraction of your mind
You get caught up in your art to bluff- always tell them all that you're alright
When it's too much to think about and reason gets turned around
I'll be there to cheer you up when you are down.
When the night screams you're dead to me and your friends all taste like shit
Your haunted head won't give it a rest, you can't ever call it quits
Don't walk home in the dark, give me your arm and I'll be your streetlight
It's okay to need me love, that's just fine.

In a couple of weeks we'll be graduating college with our bachelors degrees that just emphasize nonsense
I've been lost for awhile with my heart in my throat and my head buried in the clouds.

You don't have to take it if you don't want to just know that I'm always hear to hang around
To build you up or bring you down
To listen to your mundane Mondays.
In my absent life I'm in love with you
But I always lock up the truth from you
Talk is cheap so I wrote this down for free
Still it cost me everything.

Don't let the empty bed make you upset or the dial tone make you mad
When it's 4am, know that I am doing the best I can to come back home and see you because Chicago was such a drag.

Fall back inside the songs I write if you're feeling insignificant
Cause there's a constant cloud above my head that I can't scratch off even with a pen.
It's just another verse of some mortal words that'll save your life for another night
I'm sick and tired of always losing, I wanna win sometimes.

In a couple of months we'll be living by our paychecks
working part time jobs and drinking all our assets
I've been lost for awhile with my heart in my throat
In a couple years I bet we'll still feel as helpless
We'll do what we did, don't you know there's no difference
Been lost as a child with my heart in my throat and my head buried in the clouds.


from Growing Pains, released April 21, 2015



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