Ironic Dysphemism

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lyrics

Stain set in a day
Washed to fade
Watched and walked away
With some forgettable charm
Regrettably long overstay
Tried to trace back to find ourselves again
Used to the silence

And it took us more than we’d like to admit
And it still takes

We hoped to release our whole memories for each other to see
But as much as we’d like to concede, we couldn’t share everything

For the times we thought something we couldn’t speak
Or the will to keep something we couldn’t keep

Spent all morning long planning how our simple dialog would go
And where it’d go

And surely it deviates
So what does that say?
If my success rate of guessing what you’re gonna say
Can’t get it straight

And I wouldn’t rely, even though my voice is sore,
On either one of us to leave it alone anymore
And at the end of it, I said everything’s alright
It was all I had to leave it said for the last time

All the stitches tight, and all the knots were tied
Waited long enough to make sure all the glue was dry
And we took it out
But just like every time, it drifted too high,
And got stuck in a tree the first time it left the ground
And there it stayed

“So let’s just pretend that everything said, everything we did,
Everything between you and me was never meant.”¹

Spent all afternoon going over and over again how it went
Got too close to tell if it’s that hard a sell
Can you hear yourself?



¹American Football - "Never Meant"

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from Strengths, released October 28, 2014

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Invalids Princeton, New Jersey

Invalids started as the bedroom project of Pete Davis (with remote internet-based collaboration with other musicians). As of March 2015, it has grown to a proper four-piece band with the addition of Joe Scala, Raymond Bonanno, and Brock Benzel.

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