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Obviously the best track on the record, right?
Maybe I just feel that way because it's a love song for pals and that's what gets me right now. If we're friends, this is for you.

I messed up "root beer" at the end but I thought it was funny, so whatever.

lyrics

this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
fell off my skateboard
trying to olly
we creepin' we creepin'
we never get salty
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer
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driving cross-country - feeling great
lusting for cars, women, and real estate
hitting every mini-golf course that we pass
sleeping in canyons, skipping our class
wearing a bathrobe, kazoos on the stage
throwing authority into a rage
it's a summer jam, 'cause it's always the summer
last one jumping off of this bridge is a sucker
the joys of adulthood are roughly the same
as childhood hobbies and childhood games
so let's get an ice cream, watch a cartoon
hey Chairface is carving his face on the moon!
let's sit in a diner at two am
draw on the placemats, la vie boheme
no matter how this lifetime ends
it's fine with me if I go with friends
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I wish I were better
at keeping in touch
I'll write you a letter
but won't tell you much
but when we're together
we've never been apart
we're writing we're laughing
we're straight from the start
to tell you you matter
to tell you I care
when I leave you I gotta give you
hugs for a year
when I leave you I gotta give you
hugs for a year
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this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
scalpin' homemade tickets
in front of free events
we creepin' we creepin'
our friendship's immense
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer
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yo I got no car and
yeah I got no girl but
hey I got no cares in the
western world and
I make enough to feed my face and
just enough to rest my feet and
shower and then hit CVS
to see'f I'm on tiger beat
(half-time)
'cause I'll never know if I made it
'cause I don't own a tv and
I can't trust my friends' reports
'cause they believe in me
-
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I wish I could believe
in heaven and hell
or in reincarnation
but as far as I can tell
when you die, you die
when you live your life it's
just a small interruption
in an eternity of darkness
so you gotta live well
and you gotta keep folks dear
and that's why when I leave you you get
hugs for a year
-
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this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
this year's kickin'
jokes with friends
fixed-gear skitchin'
broken legs
driving through snow
hunting for ghosts
we creepin' we creepin'
and I love you the most
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer
we gonna boot rear
we drinkin' root beer

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from My Life in the Gush of Boasts, released March 1, 2016

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Jim Hickcox Austin, Texas

Jim makes music under many different monikers, in many different ways, in many different places. Some of it is worthwhile. A lot of it is by himself. That part is what's on here.

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