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i can’t say i haven’t been up in arms,
or that i haven’t had time to grow,
because what you see is what you get
when it comes down to everything about me.
and i still believe in everything you say, like
“you’re more than what you think you are,
like a supernova that forgot it was a star.”

but i already think that you’re a liar.

so here i sit with this lamp and guitar,
pouring out every inch of my tongue —
words i wish i could have said,
but always found a home in being sung.
and i still believe everything you say, like
“nothing is ever quite what it seems,
when you’re living in the reality of daydreams.”

but i still think that you’re fast asleep.

now i think it’s about time i got the record straight,
after all the years that i wasted away,
about how i can trade this ocean for mountains out west,
while the thought of coming back is too much to digest
and i’ll run and run when given the chance
and i’ll rip down the rear view without a second glance.

so i guess i’ll just pack my bags
and wait on your front porch
for the perfect season to come
and take me away to something more
where i can be what i long to be,
where i can finally get some sleep,
but we both know that wouldn’t be me, yeah,
we both know that wouldn’t be me.


from This Is How We Survive, released November 11, 2011



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The Ground is Dancing Daytona Beach, Florida

The Ground is Dancing are four manly men who have a thirst for alcohol and beards. Just think if Taking Back Sunday, Blink- 182, Modest Mouse, Brand New, Incubus, your local classic rock radio station, and Olivia Newton-John got together and had a love child…and then aborted it eight months into the pregnancy. ... more

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