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This song was re-done after appearing on the 1st album from the original 3 piece lineup of Kid Anthem. The song was originally written as an acoustic piece by Josh Pike and I re-worked it as a punk song. The original version can be found on the Cancelled album.


“Strings hold the sadness and I hold the strings.”

Back to the back locked door.
Turn the key and keep repeating.
Trips to liquor store.
And trips to an empty bar.
I can keep my pockets empty.

I close my mouth to keep from breathing.
But another failed attempt.
Another tally mark.
And still I have
Well I have no hopes or goals.
I can’t find my heart or soul.
I just started feeling old about yesterday.
And the morning I awake from the day after
I made myself promise you.
That I’m leaving this place.
Yeah I’m leaving this place.
And I wish that you would stop me but I know you know
That I’m a waste.
Well now the train has come and gone.
But it wasn’t be here for long
I’ll be down and out I’m done.
Cause the truth’s elementary songs.
The truth are my closing arms.
We walked right up through the mess.
I couldn’t talk so you addressed the problems.
Now we’re feeling less.
So talk to me with sleep
And sleep right next to me.


from Kid Anthem, released July 8, 2013
Words and music by: Josh Pike
Re-arranging by: Eric McCord


tags: punk Columbia


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