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Written: 6th Feb 2010 - March/April 2010
Recorded: 8th-15th May 2010


How long did I leave you here?
In the forest by the trees, that doesn't sound like me

I'm retracing my steps, I'm following the wire
Back to the shelter that we made, and the fire

I thought I would remember the way, but I'm damaged
You knew this when I followed you in, why did you lead the way?

How long can you survive this?
It's like a blow to the knees and you're just talking to me

But I can get back up, I can act unaffected
With blood dripping down my legs, is this act still believed?

I deserve a medal for the effort I put in
I'm not saying you didn't try, but I do think you were naïve

Something tells me you won't be back here again
You camped here one night and that was enough for you and your friends
But as you go to leave, your head turns back to where you stayed
Something's weighing heavily upon you, but at that time you were confused

How long did I leave you here?
How long?


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




Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

“From Neil Young... by way of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, to Arab Strap, without the charming vulgarity”
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