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a phone call, addiction, deterioration


You were buzzing like a short electric circuit
Burning sparks through broken neon signs
I'd call you out, but I know that it wasn't worth it
You'd only shut me down and then unplug the lines

So instead I listened to you tell your story
With a weary eye one the asphalt down below
As it moved beneath my wheels in solid motion
I trusted it to tell me where to go

A TV Set
James Dean
A shape that looks familiar in the static on the screen
What does it mean

I can't say we ever were like brothers
But this is the second time you've moved my weary pen
I tried to write you off like all the others
But your demon words keep coming back again

You're nothing but a streetlight in the roadway
You're nothing but some fireworks in the night
And even thought the ambers burn your body
You can't help getting closer to the light

Wasted Breath
A lamplight in a fortress where it's cold
And dark
And mean
Is that where you've been

I'm glad you picked up the goddamed receiver
I might as well have said nothing at all
All I spoke were words of a craven deceiver
And all you heard were distant echos in the hall

I'm not sure that I've done you any favors
I'm not sure that we'll ever speak again
All I can do is pray you'll still be breathing
When she calls the white coats to come marching in

Crystal Methamphetamines
I hope you find an answer that is
And Clean

And Unforeseen.


from Cold Sky, released September 24, 2011
Ryan Fitzsimmons - guitar and vocals
Danielle Miraglia - background vocals
Kara Kulpa - violin



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Ryan Fitzsimmons Boston, Massachusetts

Aquarium Drunkard said: "His rhythmic folk songs are more of the hand-banging variety, his delivery marked with dark traces like the end of the night, and he plays with captivating confidence."

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