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Familiar Theme

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How to escape a familiar theme?
An idea you’re at home in.
If you’re not careful it could crush you, like a straitjacket. I wanna know,
How to break new ground, like a long distance runner.
My face is distorted, into a grimace, he wears a half smile.
That you hate him for, he wears a half smile, that you hate him for.

We had a strong foundation, but could not pass the test.
And a lack of blame is not our problem.
It’s been passed around from mouth to mouth like rumors in a broken town.
When you watched it rise and fall, you’d forgotten that…

What you had, is never coming back,
What you had, is never coming back.

I need a window to see out of, I need some time so I can count down.
To the day that I could tell you, that I know just where I’m going.

I tried to drink from the well, but its been dried up,
I tried to live off my hands but they’ve been tied up.
People sick with ambition, hunting a reputation,
To advance their position, they would try anything.
If their boots on your neck you should shake fast,
Glue your eyes to the floor push a fake laugh.

What you had, is never coming back,
What you had is never coming back.
I need a window to see out of, I need some time so I can count down.
To the day that I could tell you,
That I know just where I’m going.

What you had is never coming back,
(Looking back to a simple time)
What you had is never coming back.
(Familiar faces you can recognize)
I need a window to see out of, I need some time so I can count down.
To the day that I could tell you, that I know just where I’m going.
Looking back to a simpler time, familiar faces you can recognize.
Looking back to a simpler time, familiar faces you can recognize.

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from Temple of Plenty, released March 25, 2014

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Somos Boston, Massachusetts

Somos consists of Michael Fiorentino, Phil Haggerty, Justin Hahn, and Mike Benoit. Since the release of their debut album Temple of Plenty in 2014, the band has signed with Hopeless Records and has been featured in Pitchfork, Noisey, The Boston Globe, and more. ... more

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