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In an old tradition
of writing a really sad song
what's come over me?
sweet melody
my old friend

he once told me,
"there will always be a place in this world
for a sad song."

now that place is my home
so I pulled out a loan
cause I could not afford to forget
the things I've known

there are places I go
where the air is like hot tubs
people that I know
talking to is warm cigar smoke
slowly rising

with memories inside of me
whose gold surface reflects the light
that sparks my wonder

but they're far and few
like the distance between stars
the isolation of cars
driving down an endless highway

so i tuned into my radio
but I could not tune out
what has come over me
sweet melody
my old friend

down the road
with a couple cassettes
my change is coming
but it ain't come yet


from Youth is a Train, released November 4, 2010



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