The Long Run

by Jonathan Vassar

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Set in Stone 04:50
the ceiling's low overhead and you've just about had it it doesn't matter what it meant it's just something out of habit i'm confused as to where you are so i try to light a spark a last ditch effort of my heart; smiling but i'm trying too hard do whatever you have to do whatever makes it easier for you don't think of me as an excuse at least not one that you can use I know you won't stay for long next thing i know you'll be gone still it's not set in stone like my ways
hit the ground running in the tall tall grass the field is wide open for the open pass toward the water tower just west of the hill running out of breath but running still the trail is cut and dried but we haven't found the mark the tower's out of sight and the sky's getting dark well, try and keep up or else be left behind we're headed straight toward the forward signs flashing past the gates of the perimeter pointing out the way through the barrier toward the water tower just west of the hill running out of breath but running still in the long run
Out of Line 02:29
Up and at em now it depends on you It’s never easy how you see it through Take this chance and wrap it up and tight and give us a reason that is’t so out of line Tell me a story I can’t sleep tonight Tossing and turning everything in my mind Give your conviction the once over twice Give us a reason not so out of line Leave it alone, chalk it up to luck Or a useless bother, I don’t give a fuck Give me a notion to keep in my mind Give me reason that isn’t so out of line
The Bridge 02:56
I took the back road past the cages along the outskirts of town walked up toward the interstate as the evening sky grew dark shifted thoughts to make allowance for the question on my mind already knowing the answer, it's just a matter of time the sky over the water stood still and then withdrew as i climbed up the embankment i thought "there's no end to what i do" the bridge stretched itself over the wide darkness below and so i started over just to see where it would go


Home recordings from 2006 written on a cheap tenor guitar that I forgot how to play immediately after recording.


released February 21, 2019

Polaroid Photograph by PJ Sykes.
Recorded at Condemnation Plantation on an Averatec 3200 series.


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