defiance-ohio

I Don't Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You
  • I Don't Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You
  • Defiance, Ohio
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Defiance, Ohio - I Don’t Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You

So please, the next time you’re smashing the state, don’t go breaking my heart
but I know that when you pick up the pieces,
the only thing left will be the same empty rubble
that’s made up every revolution that I’ve ever known 
to make me believe and lose faith in humanity 
in the same empty breath of hot air

  • You Are Loved
  • Defiance, Ohio
  • Dont ever let em get ya
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Defiance, Ohio - You Are Loved

And as the story unfolds over time, things we once knew they do dissolve into the sky. She swears she sees a brand new constellation every time somebody we know dies, it is no consolation prize but we’ll remember you. So to get good sleep at night, silence the oracles, they’re singing from inside. Nobody really wants to know the future, we just want to hear “you’ll be alright” and we’ll be alright. These days they will find us learning that we had it all wrong; but these days they will find us unashamed because we were learning all along, and the radio plays a familiar song.

And to this magic we hold on, I just don’t want to feel its loss until it’s gone. It was in an eerie glow I finally left you lonely, left the TV on. If I have one regret it’s letting this whole nihilistic shit charade live on! You know it scares the hell out of me when my friends think they have nobody to lean on! …And the radio plays a familiar song.

And in the darkness of my room I keep conversing with the man in the moon. I know he’s going to tell me something that I want to hear I bet it’ll happen soon because all the books I have read just don’t read right, say to save your soul you’ve got to hide yourself inside, or forget about the world that you perceive, no, we are here for such a little while. These days they will find us learning that we had it all wrong, but these days they will find us unashamed because we’ve been learning all along, and the radio plays a familiar song and you are loved you are loved you are really loved.

Cigarettes
  • Cigarettes
  • Defiance, Ohio
  • Midwestern Minutes
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Cigarettes Defiance, OH

Long distance phone calls and miles on transmissions and such
ash-tray over flowing with a weeks worth of cigarette butts
all somehow seem to say hey 
you shouldn’t worry so much
all seem to say everything is ok
try your best now to live in the moment, it’s fleeting I know it
but it’s the only thing thats real
it’s the only thing that anyones got

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  • Bikes and Bridges
  • Defiance, Ohio
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and sometimes broken things make the building supplies
and we’ll keep on building

hearts aren’t made of glass
they’re made of muscle and blood and something else
and they don’t so much as break, as bend and tear
but we have what it takes to keep it together
and move on