Album: Cradlesong (2009)
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  • This title track is the sole ballad on an otherwise up-tempo set. Thomas explained in publicity materials that he included this song on the album "because it's really a mellow tune. It's kind of a 'calm down, everything is going to be all right' song."
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  • Katie from Dallas, TxOne of my all time favorite quotes is from this song. "I don't wanna be a faded memory. I don't wanna be the ghost that you can't shake off. I wanna be the real thing."
  • Allison from Albany, Nyi love this song. it's so sweet and calming.
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