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LYRICS

Capture Me 

Meet me in the photo booth  
So I remember all the ways  
You capture me 
Strips of photos clipped with clothing pins 
Dancing in the wind 
You capture me 

Capture me then set me free 
Hold me close then let me be  
I belong with you, you belong with me 
You captivate and capture me 

You made a table with your hands 
Where candles land a 
And flicker in their heat 
You followed me down the mountain side 
Then led me on a citywide  
Hide and seek 

Reach for me then let me go 
I keep you near me even when I am alone 
I belong with you and you belong with me, I know 
You captivate and capture me 

You drew out a treasure map 
So I could round your corner 
I could tell by that, that you’re a planner’s daughter 
I know we will make our plans, sometimes they’ll drift away  
Just like the great blue herons flying high above the lake

Oh dream with me then let me dream awhile 
The thing about willows, is that willows grow wild 
I know you don’t belong to me but you make me feel inspired 

You captivate and capture me 
Meet me in the photo booth so I remember all the ways

Cheers to You 

You stole this
Fess up little girl
You don’t own this
Or any piece of this world
You’ll grow out of this
But first confess 
You’re out of control 

You’re the oldest of five 
Fess up little girl 
You've got a deep disguise 
All knuckles and nerves 
You grow angry fast 
With your fists in curls 
You’re out of control 

How could I blame you  
I claim you 
For swallowing stigma and fears  
On the rocks for years 
Cheers to you 

Here’s another drug to get you covered well 
Now I’m tangled up in the wires of this triangle 
My doc, my pharmacy, my insurance company 

They’re in control 
And they’ve been helping me out 
With a bottle of pills 
Some permissions slips 
It’s grist for the mill 
You know I’ve tried before 
But you never know 
This is lucky six 

How could I blame you 
I claim you 
For swallowing stigma and fears  
On the rocks for years 
Cheers to you 

You can try to relax but fess up little girl 
There’s a hook in the latch, you’re licking sand off a pearl 
Snap out of it fast, or detach from this world 
Detach, detach, detach 

How could I blame you 
I claim you 
For swallowing stigma and fears  
On the rocks for years,  
Cheers to you

Earthquake Town 

You rise on a rainy day
And bike downhill in the dark
Sunrise paints a rainbow halo Over Dolores Park 
You hear a fleet of little Hybrids 

Their silence all sounds the same 
Maybe deep inside us 
We’re all in similar pain 

Some say discovered or stolen or found 
You can still stick a stake in shaky ground 

In this Golden Gate, heart-aching Earthquake Town 
By the plaque, there’s a sober fountain 
Has not had a drop in years 
By the tracks, there’s a row of palm trees 
Dripping with poems and tears 
There’s a path and it’s undulating 
There’s a cafe with a counter-grind 
You run to the top of the hill 
And you roll down one last time 

Some say discovered or stolen or found 
You can’t stick a stake in shaky ground 
In this Golden Gate, heart-aching Earthquake town 

It’s been a rough trade 
Exchanging places 
Like records in the stacks 
Basketball courts gain rackets 
Books lose their jackets 
There’s a city made of tents under the overpass 

Some say discovered or stolen or found 
You can’t stick a stake in shaky ground 
In a Golden Gate, heart-aching, Earthquake town 
Some say discovered or stolen or found 
You can’t stick a stake in shaky ground 
In a Golden Gate, heart-aching, Earthquake town