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Recorded 2008, Portland, OR


Drive around in circles
Tag along as you will, for awhile

A billion better ways
each of us could be spending this day
but better doesn't pay the fucking bills

Stop fighting, you're fighting
Just be kind and smile
Looks like the rain has finally stopped
Yeah...and the temperature's dropped
and that billboard wasn't there yesterday

Easiest thing in the world
would be to give this little wheel
one turn to the right

On-ramp to the freeway,
run an express right out to Coos Bay,
punch my transfer in the night

But my signal isn't blinking
and I can't tell anyone what I'm thinking

After her shift, awhile back
a lady drove the 14 off the track
deep into the river

Not saying I would ever go that far
but sometimes not so hard
to understand

And I wouldn't presume to speak
but it might have been the first autonomous thing
she'd done in weeks
She was not in service.


from First Thus, released January 1, 2013



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Interpretive Trail Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I began writing music when I began playing instruments, which was at around 17. I’ve never had lessons or training, and have never practiced or committed myself enough to think of myself as a bonafide musician. I know my way around a key/fretboard enough to be able to express myself, however, and to develop ideas that I have. I derive utmost fulfillment from creating music that's true to who I am. ... more

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