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Pretty Good

by Dads

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Be my American steam Be my Jean Seberg and my new French queen Be my Breathless scream Be what I look for in everything Be the newest widow’s still worn wedding ring Be a photo of autumn leaves on the first day of spring Chapped lips, don’t change a thing Don’t change a thing Be my change, don’t change a thing Be my change, don’t change a thing Be the harvest moon that makes Jupiter sore Be the kind of work I’ve spent my life working for Be my drunkest nights blackout peaceful sleep Be my memories I wish I could keep (don’t change a thing, don’t change a thing)
2.
Now I sleep on a floor in a house that I’ve never been in before Kept company by the lack Of what I remember about you All the furniture’s lit up bright green Something I know you’ll never see Well maybe I should get some sunlight But it’s just a yellow burden to me You can break my bones But you’re never coming home You can only get hurt once After that it’s a lack of being self aware So don’t come home
3.
02:52
When we finally find the home we were searching for we’ll write our initials in rock formations on the mountains just like the cities we drove through with so much much more freedom than here than these east coast constraints could ever compare to. But do you remember that Philly porch panic attack and the late night talks on the balcony? Well I’ve been finding comfort spending the day time in bars, watching how people in these cities act. Watching you play pinball arcade games while I put my legs up and relax. I’m finally realizing that home doesn’t have an address But do you remember cherry cheeks on Chicago nights And the late night talks in other people’s living rooms Pick out a postcard (we’ll send it in the morning But do you remember sleeping sitting up and the late night talks in every state we’ve been in I’m finally realizing that home doesn’t have an address It doesn’t have an address
4.
Visits used to be on holidays and weekends now you’re always a phone call away from wherever you’re needed for emergency speakings A body on a stretcher, eyes rolled back and barely sleeping tears in your voice, I’m trying to keep you from weeping. Because everything will be fine, as long as I say so. And everything will go right, as long as I say so. There’s the prettiest view of the city from his bedside window if you ignore what they’re for, these machines make the most beautiful glow turn the lights out and go Pillows under his head, make sure there is a steady blood flow hold his hand tight, whisper goodbye slow Because everything will be fine, as long as we say so. And everything will go right, as long as we say so. So we’ll tell him to stay young Don’t die on me yet Because I can’t bear to see him like this again I keep thinking back to all of us in that kitchen on those mornings Steady nights of sleeping Steady nights of sleeping Steady nights of sleeping Oh how I miss those Oh how I miss you

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released August 6, 2013

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