I've never dwelled on leaving
Only getting somewhere

But darling I'll miss these evenings
In my fourth floor walk-up
Villagers stumbling below
Trying to catch each other
On the very street where
I caught you

With three drinks, maybe more
Four blocks in the summer rain
And one kiss at my door
We brushed off the cabs
Looked up past the fire escape
To find us looking back
At what we're leaving
To get somewhere

Darling I'll keep that apartment
In some loud and reckless
Recess of my heart

I moved there alone
To leave with a girl like you
Your love drives it home
And I might look over my shoulder
But I'll never dwell on leaving
If I'm getting somewhere

Lyrics submitted by haruki, edited by danoply

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    Song MeaningThis is perhaps one of this band's most obviously autobiographical songs. "Between first and A" refers to the area of NYC in the East Village where Chris Thile used to live. It's about how he met his wife in NYC, and now they are moving away together. I feel the lyrics are pretty straightforward without the biographical information, but it certainly helps to know for sure! (I can't remember where I got the information, some video or interview somewhere)
    EnduringChillon November 20, 2017   Link

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