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Written: December? - January 2009
Recorded: 5th January 2009

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Your girl is coming over, over to your place
And you’re having trouble remembering her face
It’s been a week since you’ve seen her
And before that only once did you meet
You were drunk and she was too
Only for a short time did you speak

So thank yourself for taking the picture
On the camera that is now in your pocket
And even as you look at her you don’t know how good you’ve got it

Looking at that face you know you
You’re going to drop it

You meet somewhere you both know
She’s never been to your house before
You meet her at the olive tree
And then you lead her to your door
You say you’re sorry for the mess
There’s garbage bags piled up on the floor

Go in and take a seat
You’d offer her a drink but you have none
Delaying conversation
Thinking about what’s to come

You try to tell her something
But you’ve got nothing to say
Any little something
But you’ve got nothing to say

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

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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”
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"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
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