It's always this year's gift
Is it ever what I wanted
Was I unhappy living in the past
Has my growth been that stunted
When to be ashamed is to be defined
And all this self awareness
The blind led by the blind
An empty conscience is sensitivity
I have to pretend I'm overcome with humility
It always comes on time
Not a second before the instant
But this year I think I'd rather be a relic
Than part of the present

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    General CommentOne of the most lush, most moving guitar based songs I have ever heard. I can't stop playing this, over and over. When he comes in with the vocals it's just so perfectly timed, and then when the singing stops the rest of the music just carries you onwards and upwards. Seven minutes of utter emotional glory. A masterpiece.
    Noamchomskyon November 15, 2008   Link

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