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We Tell the Best Lies to Ourselves (2019)

by Jeff Shattuck / Songwriter

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We've all had breakups. Sometimes they're clean, you're glad, other times they leave you wondering if you did the right thing. This is about those other times.

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It was early afternoon
High above hung the moon
As they waited for the train to come into view

And their thoughts, could not be said
Could not be formed, could not be read
They were caught in between what's behind and what's ahead

But still they hoped and they dreamed
And they tried to believe
And as they stared down the rails
They saw what they wanted to see
And it’s a thing we do so well
We tell the very best lies to ourselves

They remembered everything
The streets of Rome, the Paris spring
The first night and last, and all that came between

And the minutes felt like years
A leap of faith fell to fear
As time rolled on and the train drew near

But still they hoped and they dreamed
And they tried to believe
That this long goodbye
Was not all that would be
And it’s a thing we do so well
We tell the very best lies to ourselves

And they tried to say
Everything would be okay
But everything was turning from blue into grey

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released March 10, 2019
Vocal: Elliot Randall
Guitars and bass: Tim Young
Drums: Scott Seiver
Piano: Peter Adams

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Jeff Shattuck / Songwriter Austin, Texas

Have you ever heard about people who've suffered some some sort of head injury and afterwards discovering new abilities? I think I’m one of them. And my new ability is writing songs. Weird, but I'll take it.

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