Tall Tales

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lyrics

Do you remember? I was a boy,
I threw my shoulder out and fell behind
On swim team I's drowning though God knows I tried;
Pace with the thin kids and swim in the lines

One day at practice when I couldn't keep up
with three strokes per breathing just like we learned
I felt miraculous pain on the flip-turn
Lifeguard came diving, brought me to the side

I remember everything: Pain and pleasure felt so nice
Sympathy and pool escape: oh that was a golden lie

Do you remember? You were a kid
You begged your mother to join track and field
You weren't a runner but run's what you did
Pace with the big kids and she bought you gifts

One sunny weekend with everyone watching
your mom offered presents to run a good time
You couldn't do it but she wasn't looking
Coach wasn't counting when you crossed the line

Each little lie we tell is, whether it's short or it's long,
another pile in the earth to keep our foundations strong

Each little lie we tell is, whether it's short or it's long,
another pile in the earth to keep our foundations strong
Each little lie we tell is, whether it's brief of it's tall,
another pile in the earth, another step in the fall

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from Son of the Oppressor, released November 21, 2009
written and arranged by: Adam Rideout-Arkell, Matthew Rideout
vocals/lyrics, piano, beats: Adam Rideout-Arkell
guitar: Matthew Rideout
bass guitar: Ryan Fields

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