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Well I met you at a show
It was a punk rock band from Ohio
And you gave me a ride home in your dad’s Mercedes
Oh I asked if animals have souls
You just reached for the volume controls
Cause your favorite song had just come on the radio

The second time we kissed I thought
Nothing else I do will ever equal this
The sun had just come out and you pointed at the rainbow
I was trying to tell you how I felt
But the words weren’t coming out
So we just smiled and sang along with the radio

(On the radio) Can I take you out tonight
(On the radio) Walk together in the moonlight
and the sun will rise to find us arm in arm and dancing slow
Got no words to tell you how it feels to be with you right now right here
So let’s just turn the song up on the radio

So we were dancing in the street
To an imaginary beat
All the haters on the sidewalk throwing shade yo
And I asked if you believed in destiny
And you just smiled and looked at me
And from a second story window I could hear the radio

(On the radio) I‘ll do anything I can
(On the radio) To be your kind of man
And I’m begging you oh please to be my lady,
I’d like to tell you all the things I want to do with you tonight
But you can’t say that on the radio

(On the radio) Can I take you out tonight
(On the radio) Walk together in the moonlight
and the sun will rise to find us arm in arm and dancing slow
Got no words to tell you how it feels to be with you right now right here
So let’s just turn the song up on the radio

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from Former Lives, released May 19, 2016

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Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals Seattle, Washington

Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals is a six-piece folk-apocalypse band from Seattle, WA, featuring cello, violin, theremin, bucket drumming, and four-part harmonies, not to mention heartfelt songs about love, life, and the end of the world. DL&PI has been bringing their cacophonous blend of indie rock, folk, punk, country, and jazz to the barrooms and bedrooms of the Puget Sound since 2012. ... more

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