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Written: 28th January 2009-31st January 2009
Recorded: 2nd February 2009-05-16


Fed up with the same things I get a headache all the time
I want to try something new would you mind if I changed her lines
Don't say it that way it doesn't really feel
Just keep your accent and see the deal you get

A yellow man walked in and smoked his cigarette
His hair is fading and his jacket is jet black
He gives you money he always says "let's go"
He has a country house by the river bank

One reason at last for not having to quit
It's no longer them pushing you for it

He named that country house the Burnsy Lang retreat
After the character he's seen in his dreams
You stayed there one time and you stood upon a snake
While collecting firewood and making the mistakes you made

You swam that river to the other side
You couldn't see below it was warm but it was grey
It's like that girl you knew you couldn't see through her
But you swam with her that night going through the dark


from Lights off, headphones on, released May 16, 2009




Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

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