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just another break-up song in the grand, time-honored tradition. ironically, this song was written well before i was in a relationship with a girl who grew up in new orleans.
as the song says (autobiographically) i had never been there, but aways wanted to go. that relationship gave me occasion to go there twice :)


how can you say i never think of you/everytime i do/i do
how can you say it's not a crime/burst my bubble now the trouble's all mine

you were my favorite/must it be worn out yet/where are you now

never made it to new orleans/won't be starring in any more love scenes/with you/now that you've made your choice/i'm saving boxes for/all my toys

we're all subject to change/ain't it strange/how you can look but still not see/man i need the subject to change/'cos we're estranged/from where i want to be

don't rummage through old sentiments/or contemplate how cards go from sender/to resent/she said i really ought to read this book/such a sweet face issuing such a dirty look

she said it's alright/just build a new kite/fly it farther from the trees

the stain is already set/your regards are my regret/given to the terse demand/closer to the vest/perhaps a little underdressed/we've dropped the ampersand


from No Cigar (unreleased & assorted demos), released February 4, 2015
Bass—Dan Leary
Drums—Kelly Minnis
Guitars/Vocals—A. Michael Collins



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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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