A Demo

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Three songs written after a weekend spent in Chicago.

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released October 11, 2016

Recorded and Mixed by Erik Paulson
Mastered by Mat Kerekes
Cover Art by Dayton Griggs
Photo by Kaytlin Dargen

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Track Name: Loyola
You'll be taking the L train with your best friends, living your life on a north side Chicago college campus.
And I hope I don't sound pathetic when I say "I miss you".
Long distance phone calls and promises of "I'll be there soon".

So I'll just sulk and pout, try to hide my frown, cause I just can't believe how many hairpins you could lose in my room.
You were in my sheets and I can still smell your perfume lingering.
It's making my nose bleed.

Even though you're not here in my bed, I'm holding on to every word that you said.
I'd walk every single mile for your coffee brown eyes and to see you smile so I guess I should buy myself a new pair of shoes.
I've got a whole lot of granite to tread until I'm in your dorm room.

I hope I'm more than just a memory pinned up on your wall, and I hope the city can bring you everything you could ever want.
Because I don't want us to change and I hope you feel the same because goddamn I miss your face.

So I'll just sulk and pout, try to hide my frown, cause I just can't believe how many hairpins you could lose in my room.
You were in my sheets and I can still smell your perfume lingering.
It's making my nose bleed.

Even though you're not here in my bed, I'm holding on to every word that you said.
I'd walk every single mile for your coffee brown eyes and to see you smile so I guess I should buy myself a new pair of shoes.
I've got a whole lot of granite to tread until I'm in your dorm room.

I'm sorry for all the times that I woke you up when I was tossing in my sleep. You are everything I could ever want and ever need.
Track Name: Your House
I can't say that I mind the butterflies that slice these holes right through my gut when you're around, I'll bleed out.
Can I please sleep on your couch? I just can't bear the thought of leaving your house tonight.
I don't wanna drive down Dunkirk.

So I'll just pretend that I can't find my keys, I hope you'll miss me when you're gone.
So I'll write another pathetic song about my goddamned selfish feelings.

I never knew that the L train ride from Loyola to O'Hare could feel like years, but here I am.
So I think I'll just miss my plane because all I want in the world is to stay right next to you.
I don't wanna leave this city.

I can still feel the wind coming off Lake Michigan, place your hand in mine and tell me things will be just fine.
I'll sing about how you're the one thing in my life that makes me feel good enough to be more than just a fuck up.

I never knew I could love someone this much.
Track Name: Holy
I've been missing the ground that your feet used to tread.
I've been missing the taste of your morning cups of coffee on your breath.
I swear it makes me happy knowing you'll be exactly where you want to be in your life.

I just can't say I believe in divinity but every time I see you smile I swear you look holy.
Your pink hair dye's in my sink.
Your makeup still stains my bedsheets and I hope to god it'll never leave.

I don't want to fall asleep because I don't wanna wake up and watch you go in the morning.
I don't wanna fall asleep because I don't wanna wake up and feel like I've lost everything.
So I'll pretend I'm fine but it won't be easy.

I spent my summer on your basement floor, I never wanted it to end.
Run your fingers through my hair again, I just wish I could see you, my best friend.

'Cause I miss you, I'll be there soon.