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Weakerthans - A New Name For Everything lyrics

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A New Name For Everything by Weakerthans

When the bus-shelter windows and napkin-dispensers
surprise with distorted reflections, it's never the someone
you're hoping to recognize. When the rent is too high living
here between reasons to live, and you can't sleep alone, and
your memories groan, and the borders of night start to give.
When you can't save cash or conviction; you're broke and
you're breaking-a tired shoelace or a wave. So long past,
past-due. A new name for everything. When the one-ways
collude with the map that you folded wrong, and the route
you abandoned is always the path that you probably should
be upon. When the bottle-cap ashtrays and intimate's ears
are all full with results of your breath, and the threads of your
fear are unfurled with the tiniest pull. One more time, try.
Stand with your hands in your pockets and stare at the
smudge on a newspaper sky, and ask it to rain a new name
for everything. Fire every phrase. They don't want to work for
us anymore. Dot and Dash our days. Make your face the flag
of a semaphore. All you won't show. The boxes you brought
here and never unpacked are still patiently waiting to go. So
put on those clothes you never grew into, and smile like you
mean it for once. If you come back, bring a new name for

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