The Lines I Lift

from by Old Best Friend

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lyrics

speak low, in monotone
i won’t say a word, so they’ll never know
about the wild one you were when you were just a child

you made your bed, you chose the side
you’re sticking to the wall in which you least confide
you are so clean cut, you are the gem of our father’s eye

and even if life’s a hologram
that won’t stop me thinking about the clothes i wear
about my yellow teeth and how my gray hair falls to the side

forget you are my son
you are an insult to the name of capitalism
you are a fickle friend, you spit in opportunity’s face

past and future, they will rob you blind
you want to hold on to the present you can’t pay them no mind

we could lie and say i gave it a good try
‘killing time to keep the dream alive’
but why?

wave your arms and pray to die
you memorized the parts and you can stay in time
but not you young blood, the gentleman to your right

you spoke low in monotone
you never made a sound how could we ever know
about the wild one you swore to us you could be

listen closely to the lines i lift
if i start to read between them i can see if i fit
past and future they have robbed me blind
i played the role, i did my time

we could lie and say we gave it a good try
‘killing time to keep the dream alive’
but why?

credits

from Keep In Touch, released February 3, 2012
Mike Comite - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Glockenspiel
Craig Sala - Drums
The Venetia Fair - Chants

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Old Best Friend Brooklyn, New York

Mike Comite is your Old Best Friend.

He lives in Brooklyn. Come over and he'll cook you a mediocre dinner sometime.

His first full-length is called Living Alone. It's about living alone. It also sounds like living alone.
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