Linus and Me

from The Goodbye Party Split 7" by Spoonboy

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linus and me, we were talking about first loves,
how they burn out, leave you charred
and then changed completely.
i thought about that one summer burning in the suburbs:
me and caroline making eyes and waiting on the subway.
she'd sought me out like the stamp that finished her collection,
like a dying breed in danger of extinction,
and we fell into each other without the slightest bit of caution,
until the whole thing fell out from under our feet.
i see caroline sometimes walking down the street,
and her head’s all full up with those people she meets.
i wanna call out and say "hey, thanks for everything, caroline"
but she don't go by that name no more…

and if she saw me tonight, she wouldn't look at me twice,
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright... alright.
me and caroline walked different paths in life,
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright… alright.

tommy and me, we had committed a crime,
not a lot to it, just something we did at the time.
there was war in the air and it troubled my mind.
there were secrets between us, but i'd been sure
the things we shared, well they were ours,
but there was something there i hadn't seen before
when i saw tommy in his military uniform:
he'd just been looking for a war.

and if he saw me tonight he might not look me in the eye,
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright… alright.
me and tommy we had different wars to fight,
but you know, don't you know, it's just gotta be alright.

it took a while thinking about someone new
before i broke and took down that old picture you drew.
you know they say moving on is just something you do.
could be. i don’t know. i think sometimes it just happens to you.
you find your path and you take that road.
when you look back, i hope that know
the things we share and the ways we grow,
they’re due to all the people we've known.

and when you saw me tonight i know it didn't feel right,
but you know, don't you know, it takes time, yeah it takes time.
me and you, we held a little too tight.
but you know, don't you know, it's just gotta be alright.


from The Goodbye Party Split 7", released May 29, 2014




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"a poor man's belle and sebastian" - MRR

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