The Driving You Home Song

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I've been fighting with some demons
and trying to find more meaning
from years I spent resenting
a lonesome upstate town

I think I'm maybe getting past the
things that made me ask who
I am and who I've been and what I'm doing with my life

I grew my beard and cut my hair short,
dreamt of driving to the airport
I'd move to Arizona
just drop out and get a job

I take hot showers when I can't sleep
hoping they might cleanse me
of all the things that kill me
anxieties unnamed

I stay up late and don't get out much
seclusion was my main crutch
think I'm getting better
if I can realize I can change

so if you think that I've changed
then I've changed
and if you think I'm getting different
then okay
'cause I've been partying less
and trying to practice self-love
and do the things that aren't fun
but they keep me safe

still I guess it don't take much to
get me fighting with some old friends
sending petty texts
while I'm glued down to this couch

I kinda wish you'd lost my number
and given back my t-shirt
given up on friendship
it's just a cry for help

so when you ask how I've been
what should I say
it's hard to put all of this
into nice words
into 25 minutes in my car
while I'm driving you home all alone

I know that you were just trying to help
but I can't help myself


from With Aliens, released February 13, 2017



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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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