Well, I'm the same kid I was
Out in the schoolyard
Hallowed my pockets with sticks
From the parking lot
Alone

Though I walked alone
I was sure there was somebody
There on my shoulder, quietly guiding me
Home

I counted to 1000, 2000, and even
Math game and nicknames for friends
That I rarely meet
But years roll along, along so graciously
And so gracefully we age into infinity
On

There is a house under a hill
With no windows, with no doors
And everything I've ever lost is there
Between the boards and beams
Oh, old friendships
Old virginity
A younger little ghost of me
Together, they are celebrating
All the time they've gained:
"Tonight, again, we celebrate
another tiny gain!"

Alone, I am nameless
And fearless and faceless
I see just my knees
And two hands held in front of me
Mine for this lifetime
So kindly I'll treat them
My blood pumps
My lungs bellow
So I will let them be

Ah...


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    General CommentWhy aren't The Finches huge yet?

    Their lyrics are just amazing.
    laurengrc08on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the image of someone's lost and forgotten memories all living together and celebrating when something new arrives.
    mithgilon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like what mighgil said...that's exactly what's in my head when I hear this song. Well done, Finches!
    jwasilon December 27, 2008   Link

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