Our friends are clastic rock, compressed as one like so many minerals. Under pressure we learn to stick together, but eventually we move on. Our band plays clastic rock. Our drums beat in geologic time. We get burdened by these layers until we break out and break apart. We break apart.
Track Name: 1500
I'd sit next to you while you'd drive your red truck to all those crumby fast food chains out by the 401. You'd park your red truck in front of my parents' house when we'd fall asleep, and I'd come downstairs in the morning to watch you leave in your red truck. You'd pump gas into your red truck on our way into the city to see something happen for once, a moment so fleeting. I found the gasoline so much like the teenage blood pulsing around the fake ID in my breast pocket, like we could will your red truck along that stretch of highway. Still, you junked your red truck so I wouldn't see you coming. I wouldn't relive those days or feel that engine humming in your red truck.
Track Name: The Feeling
She says: "You lost it. You're not the person that I thought you'd be when we were younger". We were only seventeen when we were falling in love. And now we're here at that split second when you could either leave or stay and it just takes one of us to say so and in the end you either have the feeling or you don't.
Track Name: Stalwarts
How many more times will you get to see that band? The one that made you feel young over and over again while you sang with all your friends. The one you first saw in an empty bar as an outsider looking in. And you walked home, with their songs resonating, through November snow (indelible), "That Street" through to "Revelations". You won't wanna hear those songs when you're older only to find you've forgotten all the words and you'll wish you could see them play, like every other weekend like when you were young and things used to work that way, but you know all the best things are temporary. You know. You can't just get them back. Even the steadfast attrit sometimes. Even the resolute burn out and back down once in a while.