You dropped off my favorite cassette near the end of the summer.

My brother's best friends brother

standing sweaty at our side door.

Never could have imagined you would drown

in the river that runs through our failing city



You loved my sister.

She thought you were pushy.

The tape was for her but I stole it away.

You saved me from a boring life.



I still carry the tape with me with me.

It is filed away with memories.

It has traveled all around this country

The sticker you put on it is rubbing off but the tape still plays.



(chorus)

Who are the rest of those songs by?

I wish I could ask you

but Death came to early.

The river wrapped you up in death and returned you to the earth.



Our brother's drank a case of beer lying near your grave

every summer on the date - of your funeral for years.

I was never invited but I was still there.

Playing that dissonant string you hit

laying face down on your bed.

Had friends who were there.

I'm a good swimmer. I'm a good swimmer.

I swear.


Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

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    General Commentthis song is also called "Die Cassette". i think it is a continuation or perhaps a prequel to "Tiny Speakers". great job interpreting the lyrics, man. i got turned on to this ep about a year ago. it's so powerful, so blissful - and brings about that certain sense of nostalgia - but yet so unknown. this song has like 31 views on youtube, and it's one of the only VEC songs on the site. such a shame.
    gueveraliveson November 12, 2009   Link

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