Whale Biologist (I Calls 'Em Like I Sees 'Em)

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    "Old Reliable" (2013) on transparent red cassette
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lyrics

You were the mouthpiece to a generation of romantics
The drugs and instability were unfortunate specifics
But I never sang along to anyone the way I sang along to you
You were the reflection of what our parents had created
You were self-destruction in the most artistic, charming way
But I guess these days you've just got way too much to lose

Well I know that you're just human
And I understand that life gets in the way
But when you love one thing so much
It'd break your heart to let it go
You'd give anything to make it stay the same

You were the reason that I first picked up a guitar
And I played your records until I knew them all by heart
But man, you just fell apart trying so hard
To keep up with a changing scene
The last time I saw you, you were playing to a half-empty bar
And you played the old hits that once had taken you so far
And I left half-way through your set
What you've become is something I can't bare to see

Well, from here on out, I guess I'm on my own
I guess it's true that nothing gold can ever stay
But I'll keep your memory in my heart
And tear my vocal chords apart
Just pushing back the time that they might say

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from Old Reliable, released March 5, 2013

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Folk Punk / Folk / Anti-Folk

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