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there's a party outside
but I guess that I lied
when I said that I'd make an appearance

I'll stay in bed for a while
and just listen to Pile
and Hop Along and read my old tumblr

I'll text to say hey
I'm not feeling great today
so don't expect to see me this evening

I'll fall asleep soon
snugged up in my room
as friends' voices come through the thin walls

I've been hanging downtown
hearing all the hushed sounds
as I wander around on the commons

I swear I'll see friends at the show
If I can motivate to go
instead staying in to half-do my homework

well I worried for hours
about things out of my power
and thought about moving to Boston

it started to rain
I think I don't feel the same
as I acted over a hot summer

I spent all summer killing time
and trying to turn off my mind
by walking 90 minutes home, tracing the red line

and buying comic hooks
and trying write some sick hooks
as I watched the cars drive by on Cedar

I got lost in Medford
because my mental map blurred
as I wandered around, looking for Tufts

Somerville's a second home
in an unfinished poem
I've been working on in my head for a while now

I felt real good most days
and saw Joyce Manor play
when they opened for Modern Baseball

joined the crowd in the dark
on the road next to fenway park
and heard someone say the red sox were winning

I had a song in my head
when I went home to a big bed
that I shared with two cats I was watching

I read 'goodbye to all that'
And dreamt up a new tat
Of a bonfire, burnt down to its embers

Somerville's a second home
in an unfinished poem
I've been working on in my head for a while now

it ends happily
just you and me
in my old apartment, cars passing by so quietly


from With Aliens, released February 13, 2017
Devoted to Louie and Lola, two excellent cats.



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Cool Teen Ithaca, New York

Not a teen, and not that cool, but still making emo singer-songwriter music about small towns, house shows and aliens.

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