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The Place Where We Lived

by Hayden Desser

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1.
This was the home, as good as we could have known The snow would fall all day long The birds in the trees, they sang their songs The deer out back who were never alone This was the place we once called our home This was the place we once called our home This was the road, tunnelled by trees, that lead us home Up and down hills cut out of stone Lit up on both sides with eyes that glow It was alright, cause we took it slow The weight of the place we once called our home These are some lines, I was meaning to write, but I ran out of time Late last year when you weren't by my side So say them now cause I can make them mine You're all that I needed to make it by The place where we once lived our lives The place where we once lived our lives The place where we once lived our lives
2.
There's nothing wrong with how you see the world In fact all of us that share your good Since you've been away, I've had time to pay Too much attention to the day There's been a big mistake We're headed down the drain We trusted everything And now we're losing the game We could have clued in to things that were happening We were too into ourselves to move And now lines of you Are joining hands for truth Some gave their lives for proof Their words just lies construed And I probably should, end this with some good And that message from you from London will do You lifted my blue Passing the phone 'round the room Spreading love like a fume You need to come home soon
3.
Disappear 02:32
I woke up in a sweat About something I might have said When I had way too much And words, they just fell out of my head I know we're interesting When we open up And talk about what we should not But what I told you I Swore I'd keep until I died And now that I've let you know There's no way to let you go So we headed North with our guns To the field of deer And waited for the sun Like we did all of those years Except this time you'll disappear
4.
I was like you at your age Ready to die at any time It's paradoxical But living grows on you don't you know You begin to subtract I've got twenty years left Fifteen, ten When you realize this for the last time This is my last trip afar I'm buying my last car
5.
When the night came and took us And the jukebox was turned up With the light of our choices We did not lose our voices And the songs barely left us And the waitress caught her breath We rose to the surface To fulfill our purpose As we walked past some staring I noticed you daring Eyes to be carrying That smile you've been wearing In the graze of those screams We decided to go free In the haze of our dreams we Saw possibilities And in a week maybe less you Were packing your bags to Leave, while you still knew The reasons you needed to On the way to the train you You seemed to be brand new With your hair flowing through The open window to, the moon In front of the station Someone who was waitin' For his lover to wave to him Got knocked to the pavement By the ambulance light We decided to stay awake For fear that we wouldn't meet Someone else to greet
6.
I suppose there's nothing more between us When all we do is fill the room with sadness Let's get it out to find the words to make up Let's Break up If you're going to leave me Don't be teasing You need to take a stand If you're going to mess up Then give me a heads up I need to make some plans When I came home, the road washed me to your shore But the key was not where we once left it before So i walked around, till some clown came out of your door This is war If you're going to leave me Don't be teasing You need to take a stand If you're going to mess up Then give me a heads up I need to make some plans If you're going to leave me Don't be teasing You need to take a stand If you're going to mess up Give me a heads up I need to make some plans I was a half glass And you were a sad-sack Together we're no good I'd like to go back Back to our last laugh I'd like to think we could
7.
The Valley 01:48
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8.
Dilapidated Heart I left you with so much sorrow You just faded and wore down I gave up on a tomorrow And then left you so unsound But giving up completely Is not the way to treat me Dilapidated heart Why won't you take part? Why? I've left you alone for so long All that's there is webs and dust You know I would never steer you wrong If I thought this was only lust She came out of nowhere Took away all of my air And made me realize That both you and I died The last time we tried To let someone inside Dilapidated heart Why won't you take part? Why?
9.
Never Lonely 03:01
I've been doing just fine I've been happy I've been having a good time Invitations lie Unopened I don't have the time To reply And I can't go out Without a crowd Music out loud And life shining down And I drink for free And girls come to me And never lonely I have money now And I spend it On my every whim I never sleep alone Sometimes I wake up In the arms of those I don't even know And I can't go out Without a crowd And music out loud And lights shining down And I drink for free And girls come to me And I'm never lonely You should call me If you're on my street You left something behind
10.
Let It Last 02:28
Let is last, let it last This moment in our grasp Let the sun stay right where it is Let us bask, let us bask In this time that moves so fast May you remain, just as I see you now It's so sad, it's so sad That the memories that I have Are the ones that I don't want back But it's alright, it's alright It's O.K. yeah it's O.K Cause today was the day That the light hit you in a way And it will always, always stay But it's alright, it's alright It's O.K. yeah it's O.K Cause today was the day That the light hit you in a way And it will always, always stay

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released May 26, 2009

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Hayden Desser Toronto, Ontario

For over 20 years, Hayden Desser has been making music on his own terms and on his own schedule. The three-time JUNO nominee has produced, engineered and mixed most of his records at home, creating a world of his own, exploring themes ranging from love lost and found to bear maulings and home invasions. ... more

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