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boss fight

boss fight

quirks

quirks

hard to remember

hard to remember

a long way off

a long way off

give me a chance

give me a chance

the witness

the witness

the turn around

the turn around

i don't think

i don't think

walk away

walk away


boss fight
 

when you know the cake is a lie
when you decide to leave Boulder behind
when the ghosts turn blue they will run from you
when your father left a trail of clues
one hundred coins you’re alive
 
(pre-chorus)
when a storm is headed for the bay and Two Whales is in flames
you better know who you are
when an ape takes the girl away and barrels start to roll
you better know who you are
when the voice on the radio says, “would you kindly go”
you better know who you are
when your shape fits the space and then two rows disappear
 
(chorus)
when you finally go home to find your family gone
when the past looks a lot like the future
something’s wrong
when the gravity changes or you need to cross a sign
when our princess is in another castle
you will be fine
when a beast lies chained at your side
when the coffee helped you solve many crimes
when the ghosts turn blue they will run from you
when we ride the rails after skipping school
we’ll play two truths and a lie

(pre-chorus)
(chorus)

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quirks
 

what’s this
I like filet-o-fish
what’s this
I like heritage
don’t buy me shoes unless you want me to leave you
 
(chorus)
she can’t sit down without saying, “yeah”
I fell in love with her quirks
and they’re things she would never notice
unless I write a song about them
she can’t see me without falling asleep
I really love all her quirks
she would probably never notice them
unless I write a song about them
 
what’s this
I like tuckpointing now
what’s this
I like to run around
three hundred and sixty degree fidget
(chorus)
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hard to remember
 

some things are hard to remember
I know I won’t forget if you tell me something about yourself
say your name over and over
play a melody on guitar
if I can see it
I might remember it
 
(chorus)
tie a piece of string around my finger
you can count on me
I won’t forget
write a little note and pin it to my sweater
count on me
I won’t forget
 
some things are hard to remember
a something in the hand
is worth something in the something else
I think there’s a bush in there somewhere
a bush in the hand kills two birds
yes
that’s how the saying goes
(chorus)
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a long way off
 

smile
nod
make an appearance
(sigh)
a long way off
now we have to take it outside
my voice is two feet above your head
just because I’m good at something
doesn’t mean I have to like it
dance with my eyes closed
imagine I’m somewhere else
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give me a chance
 

mojo is a real thing
that’s what I worry about
if I have it
I can lose it
I’m just an awkward guy drowning
then I saw her
mm mm mm
on her phone
standing alone
I had no business talking to her
something I should have known
I couldn’t let it go like a dog with a bone
she took my hand but no one’s taking me home
are you?
 
(chorus)
give me a chance
I think I can make you feel happy
you won’t look up from your phone
you’re not taking me home
are you?
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the witness
 

two days in the hall
one at book study
weekend pioneer
don’t let them close the door
stop it with your shoe
or was that just a joke
“you ask too many things”
that’s what he said to me
it was always a he
 
(chorus)
jump
don’t look down
look at me
I said I would go right after
jump
have some faith
don’t question me
you already know the answer
 
rent a racetrack for the long weekend
build an above ground pool in the lobby
tour the factory where good books are made
sponge and a clothespin
all the electronics stores
things I couldn’t afford
 
(chorus)
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the turn around
 

I ran away to follow another lead
another lie
inside my head
inside my heart
I can’t be what they want me to be
she has a secret but she can’t trust me
when I’ve seen everything that I wanted to see I’ll turn around
the turn around
that’s when they’ll try to take me down
all the secrets I have kept can be used to expose them
 
(chorus)
I wanted to tell you there are some things I shouldn’t know
you are above my pay grade
I never wanted to feel this way
I can keep one secret but I can’t keep two
 
they blamed it on your handler
he should have known that you would run
you gave your privacy to the company
you had to know you wouldn’t get that far
I need to find someone to start my car
you were wrong
now they know who you really are so turn around
the turn around
that’s when they’ll try to take you down
all the secrets you have kept can be used to expose them
(chorus)
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I don't think
 

I don’t think I was prepared to meet you
I don’t think I made the best impression
I think that I misspoke when I asked you for your number
I don’t think about anyone else
I don’t think I deserve you
I don’t think you should have taken me home
I don’t think I made the best impression
I think I might have broken some of the rules that evening
I don’t think about anyone else
I don’t think I deserve you
I don’t think that I could live without you
I don’t think I have any desire to know
I went in with my eyes open
we’ll always be together
I don’t think about anyone else
I don’t think I deserve you

 
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walk away
 

I wrote a song
nobody liked it
they said it was weird
and now I agree
I had to go through that to get where I am today
weird is just different
there can be a good weird
I took a film class
I wrote the soundtrack
we designed a product
I wrote a jingle
I shoehorned music into any project I could
sometimes the professor noticed
sometimes they didn’t
before that my guitar sat in the corner for many years
we’ve been together that long and you didn’t even know I do this
I stopped playing the day I was told I couldn’t write any good parts
I believed that until I met you and you told me to go to school
where I learned that 8am sucks
8am singing really sucks
if I really think I can write good songs I need to prove it before I die
I’ll give it everything I’ve got and if nobody cares
I’ll just turn around
shrug my shoulders and walk away
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