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Kissing Families
  • Kissing Families
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Pikul
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Stop the season stop the sting
a plastic mic a broken string
infected wound from a rusty ring

soon you’ll be there too

kissing families can’t recall
a program to derail us all
forgotten prison it’s been safe ‘til now

it’s no wonder that we did it this way
keep looking forward on paths sideways
it’s everything that is connected and beautiful
and now i know just where i stand
move on
roll along
not today
it’s everything that is connected and beautiful
and now i know just where i stand

thank god you’re heart is too close

this can be the bitter end
i know it wont

well someone said i made a mistake
kept looking forward on paths sideways
it’s everything that is connected and beautiful
and now i know just where i stand
seasons always shift too late
spent too much time now on paths sideways
everything that is connected and beautiful
and now i know just where i stand
thank god it’s over….

  • Silversun Pickups
  • Pikul
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“Hey man where can i go?
it’s too late to find holes in the ocean i know
i said man stay here a while
i’ll never find safety in numbers here on the mile

say man is this in the right?
i wanna heal cracks in the sidewalk and keep it alive
sat down on the ground and i laid my head down to see
i closed up my eyes as the numbers went by
and that’s when i started this dream

son you’re still young but your mind has grown old it
seems
now go tell your sister to show me her new magazines

said man sit for a while
son he said son how you’ve only begun on the mile

i’ve been to the moon and the stars and the go
inbetweens
go tell your sis to stop playing with new machines

tell them to keep things quiet

man stay here a while
son he said son how you’ve only begun on the mile…”

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Silversun Pickups - Kissing Families

I left last year depressed by my music collection. Maybe the year turning over has altered my view of this; my iTunes on shuffle is feeling good right now. 

When this first came out, those aware of the band, directly or peripherally (if you were living in Silverlake at the time, everyone knew everyone or at least drank with everyone), were excited to hear locals on the radio. This was always my favorite.