you fell in love with the sunshine
and you took a walk with a boy
you spent half a year on the verge of tears
just because nothing ever feels like it did before
so now i understand if you're bitter
frankly sometimes i do feel the same
it's amazing how in your own homes how the comfort and the pain
well they just grow
this is the field where i realized i loved you
and they just grow
this is the diner where we learned that people die before their time sometimes
the impermanence of it all
don't you let it make you feel too very small

we saw new constellations with each observation
the night sky grows bigger it seems
but under our ceilings is much more revealing
you'll find what we found in our dreams
and i dreamt that all my old friends got together again
and potluck is something somewhere that we've never been
and we settle and it's so strange
the way that people in situations change
you got caught up in some crazy current
now it seems as though we speak a completely different language
but you'll always be as beautiful as the moment that we met

and so i tried to write a song for my father
san francisco bus ride that take way too long
he said "you're coming back home boy,
don't feel so alone
love yourself and you'll do no wrong."
but the interstate and life go on and on
and on and on and on and on

and i wrote my dad a nice blackbox recording
just to hear what people say
when they realize what's coming
about a second or so away
he said, "it starts with 'oh shit' and it ends with 'im sorry'"
and it plays in his head all the time
and i'm not oh and it's so crazy
the ways we all sabotage our very own peace of mind


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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionYou fell in love with the sunshine,
    And you took a walk with a boy,
    And you spent half a year on the verge of tears
    Just because nothing ever feels like it did before
    And so now I understand why you're bitter
    And quite frankly sometimes I do feel the same
    It's amazing how in your own home town the comfort and the pain well,
    They just grow
    This is the field where I realized I loved you
    This is the diner where we learned that people die before their time sometimes
    But the impermanence of it all
    Don't you let it make you feel too very small.

    We saw new constellations with each observation
    The night sky grows bigger it seems
    But under our ceilings is much more revealing
    To find what we found in our dreams
    I dreamt that all my old friends got together again
    At a potluck or something somewhere that we'd never been
    And we said "Oh and it's so strange, the ways that people and situations change,
    you got up in some crazy current,
    and now it seems as though we speak a completely different language,
    but you'll always be as beautiful as the moment that we met."

    So I tried to write a song for my father
    and San Francisco and bus rides that take way too long,
    he said "you're coming back home boy, don't feel so alone,
    love yourself and you can do no wrong."
    But the interstate and life go on and on and on and on and on.

    I wrote my Dad collects blackbox recordings,
    just to hear what people say
    when they realize what's coming
    about a second or so away
    he said it starts with "oh, shit" and it ends with "I'm sorry"
    and it plays in his head all the time
    and I thought oh, and it's so crazy
    the ways we all sabotage our very own peace of mind.
    natedenmarkon September 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis bothers me because it's wrong everywhere I see it...
    "And potluck is something somewhere that we've never been" is pretty clearly "At a potluck or something, somewhere that we've never been." It sounds like that and it just makes way more sense.
    dmcyankees24on May 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is awesome!
    Seems to be about growing up and old friends, amongst other things...
    InspectorMustacheon March 13, 2010   Link

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