"Tacoma" as written by Bob Dipiero and Caitlyn Smith....
i have better memories of you during worse times
days you planned
with your head in your hands
and your feet benath your thighs

im sure youd recall
that stretch of mills wrapped around
rockier peaks
back home where your diary leaks
the names of those you forgot to possess
the wretched figures that youve never sewn to your dress

you are much more
than i'll resign myself to
you are much more
than i'll assign to myself

our hands are wrapped around
tongues youve bit
and its easy to reword failures
that no longer fit

i forgot your name on that very same day
i wrote away the symptoms youd have me betray

and i'll never invest a sick sense in anything this immense

minds that turn pale
from conversations and innuendos you struggle to find
they grow out of themselves on their own
through words we find

pills that are easier lost than swallowed
when we've buried all the roads we had left to follow
over and over and over and over again



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    General Commentbilly sent me these lyrics a couple days ago, so i thought i'd post them.
    cutmyvainon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing song, better than most the fair trades songs.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it strange to write a song about a city on the other side of the U.S.? I would definately like to know Billy's reason.
    A Shoelaceon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about the TACOMA brand of cars.
    notaliveyeton May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat's this song about?
    kensingtonon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't Tacoma seen as the crack/crystal meth capital of the US? That could link to the idea of symtoms.
    ciarannnon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song was on a benefit cd, im not sure for what though. if its a drug benefit cd then for sure the song is about a drug abuser.

    im sure youd recall
    that stretch of mills wrapped around
    rockier peaks
    back home where your diary leaks
    the names of those you forgot to possess

    i also think the line about rockier peaks gives a clue its about tacoma washington. tacoma is also just a cool name.
    mattymuchachoon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm from Tacoma, Washington....
    This song reminds me of the hard times and the drugs that I'd resort to.
    It's been a long time since I've heard this song... damn time flies.
    OneDyingWishon September 09, 2012   Link

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