on-the-impossible-past

We’ve spent 25 years working for equality within the Presbyterian Church (USA). For the first 20 years it was an impossibility. Sometime within the past 5 years, it became an inevitability.
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Someone said this last week at our Presbytery meeting.

Change often takes longer than it should, but it’s important not to give up.

The Obituaries
  • The Obituaries
  • The Menzingers
  • On the Impossible Past
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I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.
I will fuck this up. I fuckin’ know it.

Burn After Writing
  • Burn After Writing
  • The Menzingers
  • On The Impossible Past
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What I’d give to force your sigh
What I’d give to see you cry
What I’d give for your caress
To see your blue cotton dress
Balled up on the floor
Certain memories are the problem
Certain drunken lines are the shame
Seven hundred miles and four years
I can’t fight the flame; it burns

Gates
  • Gates
  • The Menzingers
  • On The Impossible Past
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It’s not hard to fall for a waitress
When you both smoke the same cigarettes
You’ll get seated as diners or lovers
You’ll get the check as friends for the better
You’ll carve your names into the Paupack Cliffs
Just read them when you get old enough to know
that happiness is just a moment