Optimist

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Oh brother, I don't know
Here comes trouble, lock your doors

Running out of ways to dodge the point
I'm all mixed up
But I had it all, once
Don't tell my mother, no
She'll be so disappointed

Oh bother, what the hell?
Winter turned to summer, and I'm freezing still

When flying's not a likely thought
Might as well take your feathers off and stay a while
Get comfortable
And when it rains upon your rooted spot
And your limbs get used to stretching out
Though your heart's in knots,
In some ways you'll be better off

Running out of ways to spin this like an optimist
A skill that I used to claim was obvious
So I'll hide with the others,
Nail shut all the shutters,
And stay quiet

Denial seems to rest with you
But I had to ask you

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from Roads EP, released August 11, 2017

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Jack Byrne Boston, Massachusetts

Indie-Folk singer songwriter from Boston, MA

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