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i knew the warden
she used to run with my best friend
she kept a key around her neck
on her chest that beat in time
like a name on a donor list
or like scratches in a sentence
it's a metaphor
but for what i'm not too sure

you stay up drinking in your room
from the fountain of the youth
but you didn't know what to do with all that time
so now you wander across the land
searching for something you had
at one point but since got lost along the way
so there you stay

i had a key made
i cut the teeth like a cityscape
i know that notch is the spot
where we met for the first time
like a dream that i just can't shake
parole that i had to break
now they're trailing me
like i'm a flight risk escapee

in all my failed attempts at grace
and then trying to save face
i fell in and our of love in record time
and it's not cause for an alarm
just with age you lost your charm
and you'll never get it back as long as you're looking for it

i know the warden
she runs around with my ex best friend
now the key dangles so close
that i can almost reach out and grab it


from Break The Kettles and Sink The Ship, released June 23, 2015
Matthew Maynes - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ
Dan Garaffa - Bass, Vocals
Brendan Donnelly - Drums, Vocals
Michael James Anderson - Electric Guitar, Vocals



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