"Distraction #74" as written by and Timothy Seth Avett Scott Yancey Avett....
I was in love with your beauty from the day you walked my way
Oh how I wish that was enough to have made me want to stay
See I'm as true as I want to be and I must say my girl
I tried the best to give to you all of the truest in the world

But when I left your house that morning in that ragged Thunderbird
I tried so hard to fight the voices from the devil's that I heard
See there's a highway to the right of us I took it a year ago
And since a year ago can't drive past, without turning down that road

And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

So give me a try at describing just how difficult it is
When you kinda love two girls to figure out which one you miss
Stumble away from your stairway with your perfume on my clothes
Well I kinda loved two girls but now I've kinda lost 'em both

And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

And if I could gather up the damage that I rendered in my life
Place it on a scale and weigh against the damage done that night
Then it'd be safe to say the weight of all I did and didn't do
Would surely float against the lightest wrong I ever did to you


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"Distraction #74" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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  • +3
    General CommentPretty straightforward. Loving someone... but loving someone else, as well. And then losing them both.
    PureSophiston September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love at the end when they alternate singing.
    Favorite band.
    HavingFunon September 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeth yelling "WHOO! WHOO!!" in the chorus makes me laugh every time I listen to this lol.
    ThatKid123on July 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st comment !!! wots wrong with everyone !!!!! xD
    *Star*eyes*on June 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st comment !!! wots wrong with everyone !!!!! xD
    *Star*eyes*on June 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI live right by 74 as well!


    good ol' north carolina :D
    AlienWorkshop468on October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey i live near it as well. But the vibe i get from this song is that it is about cheating. The turning the wheel is kind of straying away from his girl. Well thats what i think anyways
    matlax578on February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I kinda loved two girls but now I've kinda lost 'em both,Story of my life
    johnoxon February 03, 2011   Link

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