Bikes and Bridges
Defiance, Ohio
Bikes and Bridges

i’ll remember this
sometimes broken things make the best 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
we have what it takes to keep it together and move on


Defiance, Ohio “Condition 11:11”

Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over Your Shoulder
Defiance, Ohio
Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over Your Shoulder

he said he’s tired of working overtime
and troubles weighing on his mind in class
he said he’d like to pack his bags
and run away and never look back
he said, “this life of mine’s like doing time
for crimes that i didn’t commit
and if life is just a game, i’m on the losing team
and i just want to quit”

The Condition
Defiance, Ohio
The Condition

the condition is so crushing as if all the world is crashing
all the world comes crashing down on me
the news is a distorted view through someone else’s glasses
reprinted for the masses and so i killed my tv

and are you the type to let yourself get scared?
we all go swimming naked, or at least strip to our underwear
am i the type to miss you when i’m gone?
well, i guess it won’t be that long

driving to strange places, seeing even stranger faces
and am i the type to let myself complain?
everything’s so foreign and
so i plug my guitar into a broken amplifier
i am happy, i am sane
and i am growing every day in every single way
and i’m already gone, and i’m feeling so free
and i will sing my victory song

Defiance, Ohio

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

(an important 54 seconds)