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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:13 PM

you know those songs that just wreck your s**t sometimes, and you love 'em for it?

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More recently Phoebe, but going back a LONG time Conor (Bright Eyes) have been doing that to me. Their new collab is the bee's knee's to this old indie/americana fan ... not sure which of the two wrote it cause either easily could've, but regardless this tune is just ... devastating.

Are you kidding me with this sh*t:

My arms are strapped in a straightjacket
So I couldn't save those TV refugees

And Phoebe is a Goddess ...

From Jan 2019, right after the record dropped ...

April 2019, after some practice and work on the song ... both versions awesome ...

My telephone, it doesn't have a camera
If it did I'd take a picture of myself
If it did I'd take a picture of the water
And the man on the offramp
Holding up the sign that's asking me for help

I got a job and I'll work here for the summer
I fold the towels and set them by the pool
Everyone looks happy with each other
'Til they step away and say the thing they really meant
They always sound so cruel

I didn't know what I was in for
When I signed up for that run
There's no way I'm curing cancer
But I'll sweat it out
I feel so proud now for all the good I've done

I know a girl who owns a boutique in the city
Selling clothes to the fashionably late
Says she cries at the news but doesn't really
'Cause there's too much fun, too much time
And too much plastic money to be made

I didn't know what I was in for
When they took my belt and strings
They told me I'd gone crazy
My arms are strapped in a straight jacket
So I couldn't save those TV refugees

When they're on their backs
In a bloody bath
Full of sarin gas
On a screen

I didn't know what I was in for
When I laid out in the sun
We get burned for being honest
I've really never done ...
Anything ...
For anyone

To fall asleep I need white noise to distract me
Otherwise I have to listen to me think
Otherwise I pace around
Hold my breath
Let it out
Sit on the couch and think about
How living's just a promise that I made

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