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Yes, I still play music.

No, it hasn’t gotten any better.

I’ve been obsessed with this song for a little while (I could have written these lyrics), so I thought I’d give it a try. The mp3 has some weird artifacts in it that make it sound like my voice is doubled and it cuts out a little too early, but I have to go get a haircut and eat a veggie burger before I go do some stuff I shouldn’t and then go see Mono so I don’t have any time to fix it. Three takes of vocals, some MIDI keyboard editing. This is the version I’m least embarrassed about. Except the solos, those are terrible.

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Go West – Austin Lucas

Oh no malice does exist
in these words I am now writing
Although one might catch the faintest glance at sorrow
I’m but trying hard to grasp
all these fragments as they’re passing
Piece the puzzle now before the trail grows cold

And I’m not asking for the answers in mathematical equations
to be culled and calculated by unbiased hands
For in truth I am so stricken
And I care only for evidence
Which proves I am the better broken half
Oh and I am but the bitter better half

In my callous speculations
They leave no room for calm or reason
I have placed myself in altars that are hollow
So adept at finding weakness
I smell fear and close my fists
Unaware the stench I’m smelling is my own

So yeah, you left me and I’m bitter and my pride is shocked and raw
For I believed I would be changing roads no more
I know that life is full of dead ends
But I saw us as a highway
Ever stretching on from coast to golden coast
Oh, but now instead I’m singin’

Go west, Emily
Grab your boots and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
Yeah you know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect these eyes of mine
to watch you leave

So with no malice I’ll begin
just once more to tell our story
Though the ending I may never hope to know
You were a sweet and sound companion
Though our paths led us apart
And I may never sleep so soundly as I did while in your arms

Now all I ask is you remember
who you loved and who you lost
Please don’t bury me in silence
Or blackest shroud of thought
Don’t pretend that what we had was any less than what it was
For I will not soon be forgetting the reasons why
we fought so hard oh to make it work

But go west, Emily
Grab your boots and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
You know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect these eyes of mine
to watch you

Go west, Emily
Grab your boots and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
You know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect these eyes of mine
to watch you leave

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