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Saturday, June 24th
Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
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1. timekeeper

I grew up down the street from a real timekeeper
in a real band with real fans I think
that long ago it stirred something in me
that one day I’d be just as big as him
and we all know how that story ends

2. the first time I saw a ghost

and I wonder what it's like to come back home
always underrated
and it took more time than I ever care to know
always underwater

and I wonder if I’ll ever get to see
all of the places I’ve been missing
and you wonder why I always want to leave
29 years old still chasing the younger me

just a night
give me one more chance
I could make
make it all make sense
if you want to
I’ll hold on to you

I’m barely hanging on
I’m the punchline in this all
and I’m wondering when I’m going to win

3. tired

If you’re going to let me down then make it quick
I wanted out so bad that I stayed in
and I’m tired but I’m almost there

I wish I could miss home sometimes to see
someone finally looking up to me
cause I’m tired but I’m almost there

and you’re going to find it’s hard sometimes
hell, you might never get it right
but if you believe in these old bones
then I’ll find the strength to get you home

I used to see the planes there all the time
now they’re all just flying through my mind
cause I’m tired but I’m almost there

I know somebody who’s somewhere
that’s where I want to be

going to drive
going to drive forever
you couldn’t stop now or never
I heard the song now let's find where it’s coming from

4. someplace they won’t find you

we rode out to the trail
told our parents we’d be back
hopped a fence at the end
disappeared in the grass
tied a string to a tree
watched it unravel as we advanced
champions of a summer we’d never last

we were running
now we’re running out of time
we were something

moved like ghosts in the night
under pretend northern lights
everything we imagined
started coming to life
felt as tall as the trees
young explorers in modern times
always searching for something we’d never find

the things we dreamed of
some could never fathom
we were burning up
now we’re burning out
I never thought we’d become
increasingly common
now we’re giving in to growing up

5. some adventurers

they took out all of the stop signs in the neighborhood where I grew up
now every time I slow down I start thinking about giving up
but when they talk like they’re already dead
I start feeling like I’m just getting started
it’s not impossible when it’s already happening

from this bed in our rented house
I thought I’d finally be somewhere now
a cemetery by a playground reminds me how I let you down

I never took pictures because I always thought that I’d be back
after 10 years I realized that I never really left
and I don’t want to die before I’m actually dead
I’ve seen it happen to some of the best ones
youth isn’t wasted on the young because I’m better now than I ever was

some adventurers aren’t we?
when we’re just standing still
in this house where it’s impossible to breathe
we were just kids now we’re the parent’s friends
in a world I’m still supposed to believe
we’re all like cut down trees
concentric circles tell our stories
I keep running into myself in a room that’s much smaller than
I always remembered it to be
maybe it’s me

from this bed in our rented house
I thought I’d finally be somewhere now
a cemetery by a playground reminds me how I let you down
my old bedroom is my brother’s now
the same windows I wondered out
a cemetery by a playground reminds me how I let you down

6. tell me about the finite

I try to aim for the ceiling but only reach the plugs
maybe my body is just tired from carrying all of this blood
I think we’re falling apart

I’m feeling like somebody else
or I’m just caving in on myself
I’m learning what matters the most
I know we’ll never get back but we’ll get close

It’s getting harder to balance everything all at once
they said it’s all in the timing but I just can’t keep up
I think we’re falling apart

I can’t start
I think we’re falling apart

7. so this is what happens to the dreams of youth

I never wanted this to become something we did when we were young
I’m doing everything I can to not end up exactly where I am
keep it running keep it running baby

I wrote a song for the ages and forgot the lines
I think there was something in there about trying to make things right with you
it was an uphill battle almost every night
but there was something inside that wouldn’t let us lose
if you only knew

you made a habit of talking only in past tense
and I remember all of the things that you used to believe in
keep it running keep it running baby

I wrote a song for the ages and forgot the lines
I think there was something in there about trying to make things right with you
it was an uphill battle almost every night
but there was something inside that wouldn’t let us lose
if you only knew

how there’s so much I still miss
late nights thinking where we’d we get
and I raced my brothers to the front porch
of a house that ain't home anymore

I’m going to make it back
I’m going to find my head
I’m going to climb my way back to something

I get the feeling that there’s so much left to do
in this apartment with a cemetery view
like at a wedding in a temporary suit
I lost you

8. air and light and time and space

stay awake I just can’t bear the thought of morning
afraid to start when you might be closer than you think you are

I’m off balance and I know I’m missing all of the best parts
the stops and starts

when making plans turns to making excuses
they’ll call it growing up
and I might move in slow motion
but at least I remember where I was

finding out it’s like they’re catching on to us now
It’s not how it’s been but it’s the way that it happened

when making plans turns to making excuses
they’ll call it growing up
and I might move in slow motion
but at least I remember where I was

at least I’m not getting stuck

I know sometimes I’m barely there but I never mean to make you scared
sometimes I might just disappear but I know there’s always something to get back to

9. souvenirs

I watch you from my front porch after dark
just to make sure that old engine starts
sometimes I hope it won’t because I hate to see you go

I know it’s a long shot but can I be your love?
and I’ll be your long shot for a long time
one day we’ll look back and laugh at this
all of our fears in that old apartment where people lived before
don’t worry anymore

if you ever wonder why I can’t get to sleep at night
it’s a head full of things I never say

10. we took to the woods

so we took to the woods to be by ourselves
because everything happens for everyone else
there’s a lot I could say but I could not sell
because everything happens for everyone else

and if you want to run me out
I would find a way through now
if you want to run me out then I’d stay like that forever

so we took to the woods to be by ourselves
because everything happens for everyone else
there’s a lot I could say but I keep to myself
because everything happens for everyone else

I said it all but it's not enough
I’ll get my story straight one of these days

I said it all but it's not enough
I’ll get my story straight here
I could have been better at that

in a twenty-mile radius five miles from where you grew up
you’re raising kids and when they get old enough
they’re going to want out just like you did when you were their age
and nothing is ever going to change

it wasn’t just a phase we were living for a stage
and in my head most days I never left
I guess we’re more suited for this now