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The only one I love is the one I cannot be with
no other girls in the neighborhood compare

You see, some time before my heart gave it one last go
knowing it may not end well but I, I forged on

Oh my fears faded away
in her arms, in her arms
then she turned and walked away
when I was exposed to her charm

So after awhile I didn’t know where to turn
so I drank all the whiskey that my bartender would serve

Then it came to me like a whisper in the dark
you treated me poorly girl, I should not be so fraught

Oh this time in your life
just wasn’t right and neither for me
you’re so good at walking away
but I’m so bad at saying goodbye

Wouldn’t you know it only half a year later
this girl came back in my life when I thought I was strong

She said she was sorry, she said she’d been thinking about me
she says she knows much better now and wants to try, try again

Oh my dear you’re too late
I moved on and so have you
I’m so good at walking away
now you’re so bad at saying goodbye
I’m so good at walking away
you’re so bad at saying goodbye

So what’s a man to do
folks, can you give me an answer
how can a simple man
fall in love once again

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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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