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As a child I looked at airplanes
Learned all their technical names
I never could guess what they’d do

And I spent my youth waiting in airports
Convinced of a purpose
I’m lit up, I’m love, I’m a man

And I’ve rented rooms that change with the seasons
I forget the reasons
The bottom falls out, I’m alone

I hid in the corner, the tanks on parade down below
Looking back homewards, shedding old tears for you

But can I stay with you just for a little while
Been trouble all behind
And lying here beside you
Hell I want to get it right this time


When I make it home I’ll hand out key-chains
And souvenir ashtrays
But I’ll save the full story for you

When I make it home, get a house like my brothers’
And be a good husband
All simple and static and whole

I’ll probably be older, when the fever burns out of my mind
But I gotta tell you, I’m lit-up, I’m filled up and trying


from Best of Bandcamp's Best - Vol. 2, released October 25, 2012
Daniel Sheron
Andrew Sheron
Philippe Bronchtein
John Glouchevitch
Charlie Freundlich
Sam Budish

Produced, Engineered, Mixed by Jeremy Backofen
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering

Recorded June 2012 at Dreamland Studios
Additional Recording at Treetime, Popachi, and Badlands



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