"Copied Keys" as written by and Kathleen Margaret Edwards....
This is not my town and it will never be.
This is our apartment filled with your things.
This is your life, I get copied keys.
Try and force a little smile, hold it a little while, for you.

These are your old streets and you know them well.
One way shortcuts all the way downtown.
But your favorite find is just my secondhand secret.
Try and hide a little pain for the things
I can't explain to you.

There are your good friends and I like them fine.
'Cause they are your past and your present time.
But would you even be the same if you left them behind?
All the things I used to be,
All the things I miss of me for you.

There are your good friends and I like them fine.
These are you old streets and you know them well.
This is not my town and it will never be.
And it will never be...ours.

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"Copied Keys" as written by Kathleen Margaret Edwards

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    General CommentYeah i agree with that, but I think it's going a little deeper. It seems to me like she's moved away from her life, her town, her friends to be with him and while she's trying and is fine with it, she still feels hugely dislocated in a city she doesn't know. One of my favourtie songs on the album
    dark_maiden101on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fantastic. It's talking about being a foreigner in a place, even though someone else you're with - and might love - is there and is comfortable and can't understand why you can't do the same as them there.
    omnivoreronon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw Katleen Edward play in Vicar Street, Dublin supporting Josh Ritter. I instantly loved her.

    In this song the woman has given up everything she knows to go and live in her partners town. He seems to be oblivious to the sacrifices she has made. Shes trying hard to make it work, but he just expects her to assume this new life without a hitch. He gets to have everything he knows and she gets to live in his apartment with his things . . . and a 'copied key'. In the end, shes going to leave: 'This is not my town and it will never be, it will never be ours'
    violetandersonon February 23, 2007   Link

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