Tos cover juno 1600
Tos cover juno 1600
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  1. The Brightest Lights

From the album The Old Silo

James: 6-string ukulele, tenor ukulele, violin, cello banjo
Anne: vox
Joel: drums, 12-string guitar, electric bass

Lyrics

I wore a carnation
you wore a lilly white.
Our young love...
it could survive on sunlight.

It was foolish and fancy,
tasted like cotton candy.
I love you, I miss you
like Elvis misses Tennessee.

I sent you a postcard
confessions on both sides.
An old flame will flicker
and turn blue before it dies.

I can't shake these memories
they stick like wet confetti.
A swim in the ocean
might not hurt me any.

it's mid-July and there's still a chance of rain
the sky has gone from black to white to gray...

Don't the brightest lights cast the darkest shadows?
Oh my love
Let me go

I'm spinnin', I'd dizzy,
I'm busy pushin' paper.
I build things...
to tear them all down later.

Decisions, distractions
these ngles of refraction.
And somehow you sleep through
the sound of cymbals crashin'.

It's December but there's still a chance of rain
the sky has gone from black to white again...

Don't the brightest lights cast the darkest shadows?
Oh my love
Let me go