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Dark, brooding, spacey, indulgently long ballad that (hopefully) justifies itself with some interesting chord changes and a heavy space-rock freakout at the end. The '73 Gibson SG Custom really shines on this track--it's the only guitar I really wish I had back.

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it's hard to concentrate/and who cares if you still care
maybe you're running him to the gate/but he ain't going anywhere

don't lie/if he's been lying next to you
don't lie/just give me the truth

decidedly displaced/and discovered eventually
can't you just give me something to take/with me

don't lie/if he's been lying next to you
don't lie/just give me the truth

it's all wrong/it's alright
can you still feel it collide/three years dying up inside

don't lie/if he's been lying next to you
don't lie/just give me the truth

you have to shoot me/if you want me to be okay
just send me on my way

you have to burn me down/before i can feel again/my soul won't mend

don't lie/if he's been lying next to you
don't lie/just give me the truth

credits

from No Cigar (unreleased & assorted demos), track released August 14, 2009
Recorded on a Yamaha 8 track summer of 1998 at 11th & Pine rehearsal studio, Seattle, WA. All instruments performed by me.

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A. Michael Collins Seattle

Position: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, P, C, RF, CF, LF
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 135
Born: 9-17-69
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Avg: .199



Drummist, guitarist, bassist, singist and write-ist. I'm a fan of many genres; the stuff I write is basically earnest, somber, even wistful on occasion. Guitar-driven, melodic power-pop with harmonies and a focus on guitar tones. I think there's a rootsy, Okie element to it too.
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