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It's the birches that I miss the most,
those pretty white trees on the coast,
with a Michigan smile, and love in her eyes,
the only thing left to say is goodbye
So goodbye, goodbye,

My father taught me how to be a man,
how to fight with my words not my hands,
but on days such as this, i clench up my fists,
just looking for something to hit,
so goodbye, goodbye

But all of her chances and all of her friends,
are falling asleep at the wheel again,
it could have been envy it could have been pride,
that fractured the piece of her deep inside,
but loose lips and sunk ships and bruised hips and booze sips,
she don't wanna be asleep when she dies.

So goodbye, goodbye

My mother prayed for me every day since i was born.
she asks the lord to keep me safe and warm,
but on days like today, i forget how to pray,
i forgot how to ask her to stay,
so goodbye, goodbye


Can we war like boys tomorrow,
can we wrestle like two lovely young men.
can i write you your sweet song tomorrow,
can i write it then.

I've got a lot to say, not enough to write down,
but when it's gone, oh sinner, it's gone.



from Loose Lips, Sunk Ships, Bruised Hips, and Booze Sips, released September 19, 2015
Goodbye: Written by Ben Balmer (BMI) War Like Boys: Written by Grace Park (ASCAP)



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