Best of Bandcamp's Best - Vol. 1

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O to the shoemaker 
they forced your exit out the side door when you found out you weren’t made for it laces undone no need for repairs anymore I see you doubt in the thousands of minutes oh rest assured you have no need but one To be a shoemaker weaving the needle and thread with a force gently piece together one sole at a time but now it’s time for yours
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Four days and a call that didn't come through Cold air and a love that never grew So why'd you keep me around? why'd you keep me around? Just stumbling in the dark, dear Just stumbling in the dark Four months and a man walks up to you Forget every lie, just tell the truth Why'd you keep him around? why'd you keep him around? Just stumbling in the dark, dear Just stumbling in the dark Four years and a new man falls for you So why fight it when you think you might love him too? Old habits die hard or never do Keep lying 'till they all catch up to you But you should keep him around You should keep him around Don't throw him in the dark, dear Don't throw him in the dark
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She was wise beyond all others. On the island she was my lover. We went wild and it almost killed me, I was blind. But for thirteen days of sun and her I thought I'd never die. I couldn't get tired, although I should have been sleeping. For the first time I wasn't hard of feeling. And at night, while the others were dreaming, we went wild. We'd go running through the temples and the forests of the isle. For thirteen of those sleepless nights I thought I'd never die. I don't know what the hell it was that gave us so much life. On the island we went wild, we never closed our eyes. Don't know where she's gone or what she's done to who since then. She loved me right into the ground. I won't go wild again. I thought good times could last forever. Long nights and perfect weather. I tried to never say never, but I was wrong. The wildness of those days couldn't last for long. I woke up on the beach one day and found that she had gone. The rains had come, there was no sun, I felt so deadly tired. After thirteen days of loving her I felt like I could die. We went wiiiild.
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If you turn around, we go back Like a train runs on a track We used to put that record on Long ago but not that long... And now your singin' a song That I knew when I was young We can only see ourselves In the people we love And its a strange kind of mirror Yeah its a strange kind of mirror Well I live through you And you live through me I wouldn't know me If I didn't know you And we live what we see We live vicariously We can only see ourselves We can only see ourselves And it's a strange kind of mirror Well we pull as we connect We absorb as we reflect And there is another side And its not that hard to find... But the more that I hate The more I can't relate There must be something in me That I don't wanna see And you remind me You remind me Of how bad I can be And it's a strange kind of mirror And to the people we discard I know your workin' hard But you don't talk like me We sure as hell don't agree And I can tell That your angry But that just makes me angry But the more that I love The more I'll rise above There must be something in me That I'm trying to see And you remind me You remind me Of how good I could be And it's a strange kind of mirror
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Oh my sweet little darling dear When these words reach your ears I’ll be long gone from here All alone in a railyard, the shrill whistle blows Oh where I’m a-going really god only knows I’ll call her Eliza, the girl with no name All wrapped up in silence, in secrets, in pain In north country winter, both tied to the road Smiled and said nothing, I bared her my soul And I know that I loved her, but I couldn’t say why And all of that silence might well have been lies She cried out “I love you, but I’ll never be free. There ‘aint no use guessing, just forget about me.” It’s lonesome out here on the road Where the last points of fire that light the night sky Burn down to their embers and flicker and die My fingers go numb in the cold Where the last little spark that’s disrupting the dark Is that last bit of feeling that’s left in my heart My footsteps were haunted for many long weeks I couldn’t find shelter in those dull dusty streets So I found me a railcar with no windows, no doors Poured out all my love on the cold rusty floor And in the gray morning I was long gone, away In a far eastern country where the language is strange Where the seabirds they circle no ocean nearby Like lost souls they’re crying, lamenting their plight The sun rises and sets in the same goddamn place Shadows circle my body and laugh in my face Though I set out to find me a whole brand new life I don’t want to forget her, I don’t want to die
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Come skin your knees with us. Life's too short for a business lunch.
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Take a ride with me. I'll take it slowly. (As) slow as you can handle so hold on to both the handlebars watch for cars and go... But don't grow up too fast 'Cause you have too much time to spend to find adventure Don't grow up too fast Take a ride with me I'll take it slowly (as) slow as you can handle so hold on to both the handlebars watch for cars and go... Go barefoot in the grass 'Cause you have too much time to spend to find adventure barefoot in the grass
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Whoa, Everybody needs, just a little bit of patience in their life... Everybody wants to feel it coming faster! Whoa, I think everybody needs to chill, and baby take a little time.... & live on happily ever after! I, think you're gonna see the light, just live & let others be, whether it's day or night, allow Yourself to be Free! Listen the Your heart beat! Try it out, You'll see... don't simply take it from me~ ~just like there's a Buddha in You... let the Peaceful Energy through~
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released February 20, 2012

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