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I hope you all understand that destroying a shirt is an act of love and not of anger. It's like when all the people rub the nose of a dog on a statue so it's being worn away, but shirts don't take it as well.

I played this track for a couple of really drunk friends and at one point one of them nodded really seriously in agreement, so that's really all the validation I need.

lyrics

I took a picture of a wall at the la brea tar pits
full of dire wolf skulls, 'cause they all had fallen in
so when you ask “who's your hero” at a job interview
what I think about's those wolves and if I'd keep swimmin' through
that pool of tar, and would I eat my tar neighbor?
if the wolf I loved fell in
would I risk my life to save her?
here is the deal, is that I'm getting fatter
but I need you like Alice needs the mad hatter
because: you are crazy
but you point the way, see
I'd be lost without you
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finna take you on a picnic 'cause I like you like my coffee
with grounds on yr bottom, wrapped in plaid
in a thermos, staying warm, next to a plastic bag
full of cookies that I baked ****
and maybe maybe there'll be a baby
wearing a shirt that says “dads are rad”
I wanna be a rich dad all saying coochie-coo
in my gucci shoes
and then I'm smooching you
because you are the mother
you've got it covered
the job not the meal
it's a picnic, don't bother
everything ahead is tough but it won't get us
everything above is cumulo-stratus
everything ahead is tough but it won't get us
everything above is cumulo-stratus
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I don't need you like a kidney but I need you like an arm
if you reduced into a gas then I would keep you in my lungs
I don't need you like a kidney but I need you like an arm
if I could wear you as a shirt I would destroy you over time
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and after it's over, we've been the two-one
and now we're two ones, am I gonna move on?
who can ever say, we can only contemplate
all I know is that I think that outer space is great
I've got a picture of you inside a heart-shaped locket
and a packet of blackjack right here in my pocket
but I'm stuffing them both in a model rocket ship
and after take-off I don't know what'll happen t'wit
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and even if all that's left of me
when I die is a memory
I hope that it's intertwined with thoughts of the person I loved
so long and so hard that we've become one
for the bulk of the run we're a buttress, we're equal
if we're partners, we're partners, no one's a cathedral
I think that if you know me, you know me, you know me
you know exactly where we stand, because
my mother's been making fun of me
for wearing my heart on my sleeve
but that's just where I wipe my nose when I sneeze
so I guess I blew it out the front of my face
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I don't need you like a kidney but I need you like an arm
if you reduced into a gas then I would keep you in my lungs
I don't need you like a kidney but I need you like an arm
if I could wear you as a shirt I would destroy you over time
I don't need you like a kidney but I need you like an arm
wish I could grind you into coffee, keep some with me all the time

credits

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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