Keep In Touch

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1.
i could have sworn i killed a man last night he was in the cross walk but i had the green light the painted lines were on the far side of the hill by the time i saw him it was too late but i felt no impact saw no body in the rear view so i kept on driving what i’m really trying to tell you is i don’t believe the the things that happen really happen what if i’m right? could i squeeze a little truth into my lies? if i gained control would it make you come back home? i’m hearing voices when i close my eyes and feel the room around me shifting as it’s changing size each night i fall into the arms of a woman she is singing me to sleep but i wake alone in a single room apartment i turn off the television what i’m really trying to tell you is i don’t believe the things that happen really happen what if i’m right? could i squeeze a little truth into my lies? if i gained control would it make you come back home? i could have sworn i made it home last night i’d had a couple drinks, but figured i could walk alright saw the lights on at my place across the street i thought i’d fall asleep to the sound of traffic passing by but then i stumble forward and the headlights come upon me i’m off the windshield bleeding out onto the concrete what i’m really trying to tell you is i don’t believe the things that happen really happen what if i’m right? could i squeeze a little air back into the lungs to give me life? if i gained control i would stand back up and run to you, and call whatever ground you stand on home
2.
Fire 02:56
i set my friends on fire and left them all behind me oh what a strange desire i had to set my friends on fire i ran two-hundred miles of adirondack highways my legs were aching, i felt my body fracture when i ran two-hundred miles i read til I grew tired of all the words required when i had finished i could not recall a word i read til i grew tired i set my friends on fire and left them all behind me when i returned i found their ashes scattered and for the first time i found myself alone i’d lit the match but i had long forgot the reason why i set myself i on fire
3.
Most Of Me 03:18
have i been following you all night? most of me says that i have but part of me says that when i turn my back you are following, too you're looking just like you did when we first met i shouldn't talk, i'm the same most of me says i should keep my mouth shut so i keep those words in my head part of me wants to remember most of me wants to forget i don't remember why i was so angry you look pretty harmless to me part of me says that it wasn't so bad most of me laughs and retreats you ask for a ride at the end of the night it's out of the way, but that's fine your place will be empty, you're afraid of the dark i wait as you walk to your door part of me follows you in most of me is driving away
4.
Untitled 04:22
good morning how is it where you are and where you’ve been? is the wall still what’s closest to you? you took all of your prayers to your lady on the hill she didn’t speak she never does she just stands there forgiving you so you say that things they have changed i know and i want it all because while you’re here, i’m fine and when you leave, i won’t die or will I? could you cast off send your raft out to sea over depths that i’m certain to lurk? where I lie in wait while you hope you pray that I don’t that I will not or at least that I hesitate because if it was of your own volition then it should only be something i want not something i’m missing (i still am) so you say that you’ll sail away well, i hope that your boat is built sturdy because while you float you’re fine but when you’re sinking you lie and say “this rising water’s just a part of the ocean that is holding me up” no, I won’t stop taking you for granted
5.
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?

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released February 3, 2012

all songs written by Mike Comite

recorded by Jack Younger at Watch City Studios in Waltham, MA

co-produced by Jack Younger and Mike Comite
mixed by Zach McNees (www.zachmcnees.com)
mastered by TW Walsh (www.twwalsh.com)


Mike Comite - vocals, guitar, bass, organ, mandolin, trumpet, additional percussion

Craig Sala - drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, and 5

Joshua Cipolla - piano on "The Lines I Lift" (www.joshuacipolla.com)

additional vocals and handclaps on "The Lines I Lift" performed by The Venetia Fair (www.thevenetiafair.com)

lyrics from The Venetia Fair's "Killing Time (To Keep The Dream Alive)" used with permission

artwork by Will Lambros (williamarthur.tumblr.com)

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Old Best Friend Brooklyn, New York

Mike Comite is your Old Best Friend.

He lives in Brooklyn.

His second full-length album is out and it's called Almost. It sounds like almost.

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