Past Sayings

from by Jack James

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Written: Jul-Aug 2009
Recorded: 17th Dec 2009 - 8th Jan 2010


Sitting with your feet up, just to get the pain off
Please don't let this bad luck set you back
Your neighbour has lost your respect, you think you're keeping your nose in check
But he despises you as much as you do him

He's over-analysing things, you know that's true when the phone rings
He answers in 4 instead of 3
And that's just on long distance calls, he keeps in touch in spite of it all
That's despite the disgust in his voice he tries to mask

I see you trying to hide, to blend into the crowd
I don't necessarily agree with that, even if I said it in the past

Your choices have been going down, you were a bridge-burner then just as you are now
The only difference is admission
You carry now favour now, your sympathy has been spent
But trust can be rebuilt

Please, step back from the crowd
I didn't even mean that you brought shame on me
Even if I said it in the past
I take it all back


from Quarter​-​life Crisis, released May 24, 2010
Jack James - Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Sweeping Brush, Flick Book




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