On the Morning of His Farewell

from by Like Pioneers

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I don't want to stay inside anymore,
so I went walking until the sun came up.
Well you read your books, then sold me one,
and told me, "I don't want to try hard any more."

I rang your number before dawn, you watched the picket lines move on.

There were stories every day on the news,
and we watched for your voice to appear as a clue.
Everyone was a mess on the capital steps,
and all eyes fell upon me ‘til I couldn't breathe.

I think you should feel free to be anything that you like –
even if it means that you stop everything,
and take what you've always earned.
And if you still have the time,
your brother and sister hardly knew you when you were.

I think you should feel free to be anything that you like –
even if it means that you stop waking up before the sun rise,
pretending not to check on us, the very way you once despised.

We call on everyone, but can't call them quick enough.
Half of me wants everything, but half of me won't.

credits

from Oh, Magic, released May 22, 2012
Bobby Gallivan: guitar, vocals
Matt Holland: drums
Janie Porche: guitar
Dan Radzicki: keys, bass
Jesse Woghin: keys, synth

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