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pulled over by a policeman in jeans
for going 14 in a 35
I'm driving my grandma to the airport he just looked at me and sighed
your grandmas got a mustache, a bikini in her suit case
I said, "things aint as they seem."
so he tore me of a ticket to Japan, the land of my grandma's dreams.
"She can get what she needs there, and help us forget the lifes not fair. Down we all go, she was not the first domino."

on the way back I stopped at the store, my head overflowing with thoughts
and the cashier said, "I bet you tell the story to all women in shops."
"I was just makin conversation and you caught my off my guard, life ain't exactly easy, neither is it hard, but this world is filled with sorrow, what can I say? I am so tired of these games we play."

with each door the I open
my heart breaks
what don't I have
that this world takes

I thought love could save me
so I gave it everything I got
but it slipped through my finger tips
no matter how hard I fought

so I have given up
on what is lost
but I am still willing to pay the full cost
though I am overwhelmed by debt,
I got this life on loan
so I'm taking off my skin so I can keep my bones.


from Youth is a Train, released November 4, 2010



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