let's put our shit in storage darling
let's let it stack all up in piles

let's put our shit in storage darling
we're gonna let it stack all up in piles

brown moving boxes labelled bedroom
and bath, and nursery
for the baby we never had

let's leave another town behind darling
let's split for the west coast

let's leave another town behind darling
we're gonna go where nobody knows us

because bruce had it right
and johnny had it wrong
we're not born to lose
we were born to run

let's leave another town behind darling
let's get the hell out of norfolk

let's leave another town behind darling
we're gona prove everybody wrong

let's leave another town town behind darling
because we ain't been happy in years
and we're gonna change that
and we will
and we will
and we will


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    General Commentadam sez:

    I think I’ve played this song at every show I’ve ever done. It’s an old one, and it’s been recorded about three times. This one’s my favorite, acoustic, me on guitar, Ryne from Ohioan playing harmonica. Right now I’m getting ready for a tour and I’ve been knocking around the songs I want in my set-list. From the get-go I was adamant against playing “We Live Nowhere” again. “Progress,” I told myself, “move forward, new songs, don’t look back.” But as soon as I ran through it I knew it was in there. It’s my theme, I guess, and you can’t ditch out on a theme if it’s still true to you. This song is true to me and I hope it is for you too.

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    anonymiadon November 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe hold steady also invoke the "born to run"/"born to lose" axis on "barfruit blues":

    half the crowd is calling out for "born to run"
    the other half is calling out for "born to lose"
    baby, we were born to choose
    we got those last call bar band
    really really big decision blues
    we were born to bruise

    i guess the main difference is that gnade tries to answer the question while craig finn kind of skirts around it. though there's obviously something to be said for recognising that the crowd will always be split 50/50 between the two.
    anonymiadon March 12, 2010   Link

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