Twenty​-​two

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Written: Jan 09 - ? (maybe summer of 09)
Recorded: 11th-28th Jan 2010

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Twenty-two and already looking back
And so are you and you're not as old as that
The five years have passed but that's where you want to stay
You can't move on but the people do anyway

Try explaining that to the friend you had
The one you thought you'd follow all the way
The one you told about your plans to move out there
He's broken down, he can't get up from his chair

Already you've got your memories skewed and distorted now
Visions of rooms, corridors and stairwells
They tore that building down
They couldn't keep it for your nostalgia sake

You walked alone there one night three years ago
Taking pictures of the surrounding woods
Last night you had a dream you played there one last time
It was just a dream, you'll never play again

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

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Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

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

"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
-Scots Whay Hae

"Jack James may be doomed"
-The List
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