Tape Deck

Album: From Here to Now to You (2013)
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  • From my tape deck there's a recklessness
    Inflections of the world we want
    All my friends, my rusty truck
    We're just specks of love, directionless
    Call this band just what we want
    We can change the name from month to month
    Four guitars and zero drums
    We sounded folk but we wanted to be punk
    In a world post punk

    Well my friend had an old guitar
    He took some lessons didn't get very far
    An Ibanez with one knob stuck
    Said, "You can have that thing for fifty bucks"
    Laura got a bass but it got no amp
    Borrowed skills but never gave it back

    Luke is just learning how to strum
    But since he was the worst
    We made him play the drums
    Play the drums

    You may find
    In the palm
    Of your hand
    There's a flame
    As it burns
    As it climbs
    As it turns
    To a blaze
    Well this flame
    It won't last
    Here it comes
    Hold it close
    Cause this blaze
    Can be fast
    Set it free now there it goes

    Luke's mom said that after school
    We could rehearse in the living room
    But that sure didn't last too long
    Guess she didn't know we'd play Fugazi songs
    We played these songs in the talent show
    And all of the girls would be in the front row
    But in the end we just chickened out
    Because we can't sing
    We can only shout
    Only shhh

    You may find
    In the palm
    Of your hand
    There's a flame
    As it burns
    As it climbs
    As it turns
    To a blaze
    Well this flame
    It won't last
    Here it comes
    Hold it close
    Well this blaze
    Will be fast
    Set it free now there it goes Writer/s: Jack Hody Johnson
    Publisher: Bubble Toes Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
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