Childhood Games

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Written: Oct/Nov 09
Recorded: 11th-27th Jan 2010


Will you go outside? Your friends are at the door
With some new game to play
And it's overcast today, but you never notice

We've got the house to ourselves
Yeah, I also have some things to take care of
Bills to pay, something scheduled for yesterday
I can't remember what it was

Things get misspoken and you talk out of turn
And what we've learned feels worthless

Go and build your statue as high as your expectations
I'll live up above them
Wondering in amazement, looking down below

Looking at the people with their terrible lives
Because you don't think they're right, you're better than them

Stay in your semi-detached house, in the neighbourhood by the good school
Close enough to walk to, memories of your childhood
In the safety of numbers, in the place you often go


from Quarter​-​life Crisis, released May 24, 2010
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Whistling




Jack James Glasgow

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