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since i've been home
i've been on the dole
playing for crumbs
on rainy week day afternoons

counting my earnings every night
seeing her lies in a little light

since i've been home
a slight change in tone
listening to mp3s
of records i'll never own

and when i try calling her on the phone
she's on the phone
When i try calling she's on the phone

since i've been home
my every bone
sings out the sound of Jeff Tweedy's voice
when i'm all alone

bring in the feelings that come and go
before they go
bring in the feelings before they go

since i've been home
my plan has been postponed
i don't wanna meet her at some party she's always stoned

i'm only obsessed i should stay away
i've settled my doubts but i'm still afraid

she's been a nail
in every coffin i've ever known


from Won't Let You Down, released July 2, 2012



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Francolin Melbourne, Australia

Three minutes at a time, Melbourne's Francolin play pop-music to bring colour, energy, and joy to hopeful, celebratory short stories. Swedish-born Staffan Guinane writes for cold and warm nights, doubts and shaky certainties, life and after-life and whatever lies in between. ... more

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