Yosemite

by Philip Labes

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I‘m no good when stationary
I’m much better on a plane
or waiting at a glass station
with tickets for the last train
when you’re bored with the life you’re living,
don’t you wish you learned to dance,
cause all these words that I’ve been given,
can’t encapsulate romance

give what you get , do your parents give what they get
and when they yell at me is it me or themselves they’re upset
cause they know that they’re older but shouldn’t be old just yet

Yosemite, you’ve been a friend to me,
when I’m my worst enemy, carry me home,
the sweet abyss, can I get over it
start with a joke, start with a smoke, start with Yosemite

On her birthdays she gets worried
calls me cause I know her best
one more year of quaint adventure
one less year until the rest
when she glances in the mirror
she remembers sweet sixteen
frightened of eternal bookends
can’t enjoy what’s in between

give what you get, do my lovers give what they get
and when I yell at them is it them or myself I’m upset
‘cause I know I’m a man but I just haven’t felt it yet

Yosemite, you’ve been a friend to me,
when I’m my worst enemy, carry me home,
the sweet abyss, can I get over it
start with a joke, start with a smoke, start with Yosemite

There’s a village by a river,
so venetian you could cry
where everybody lives so fully
no-ones ever scared to die
I’ve been swimming all my lifetime
trying hard to swim away
on one shore is all tomorrow
on the other yesterday

give what they will my children give what they get
and when I yell at them is it them or myself I’m upset
'cause I know that there’s love and I just haven’t felt it yet

Yosemite, you’ve been a friend to me,
when I’m my worst enemy, carry me home,
the sweet abyss, can I get over it
start with a joke, start with a smoke, start with Yosemite

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released February 6, 2013
Written by Philip Labes
Performed by Philip Labes and Michael O'Konis
Mixing and Mastering by Michael O'Konis

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