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I said, I keep you around to keep me honest
around to keep me clean
shining fluorescent

You said, as long as you feel ok
as long as you're getting out of bed each day
as long as your'e doing your best

But what if this is not my best

I said, you hold this isthmus in your hands
it's the only place I can land
I am a prop airplane

You said, as long as you're showing up on time
as long as they believe that you're really smiling
as long as you're doing your best

But what if this is not my best,
what if I could do better

You said, I wanted just to hear your voice
I said, I wanted just to feel you up against me
see, baby, I had forgotten

You said, the birds have been building nests
around our porch & in the mornings they keep me up
good god, I wish you were here

and we lie on our backs
and the roof starts to spin
and it's all I can do to keep it inside

and we lie on our backs
and the roof starts to spin
and it's all I can do not to start crying

I said, it must be my foreign blood
I mean, I'm Dutch, I think that they are known for bad behavior
and I just get so low

You said, as long as your eyes are wide
you said, as long as your throat is open
as long as you're doing your best

But what if this is not my best
Well I'm gonna die trying

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from Secret Cedar Room EP, track released October 5, 2010

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