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Written by Paul Conant.


You’re not here with me
You’re the freest of the world that I see
So open your eyes and hear the clouds disguise
And touch its windy face before you die

Hello, you
I’ll see you someday soon
When I don’t raise my head the morning after

I know it’s odd
I was born without a half
my sun is sad and my hurt is full of laughter

A single toe
Pawing at the grass
Like timid lightning taking years to pass

So learn to know
True love when it’s true
And glide across all tombs that I have shoveled

Cause on the day when you die
When your eyes start their climb
You’ll become a baby again
And if I’m left here alive:

I will seek here to slide

On glowing rings in a baby’s dream
Where every cloud to pass your window is me

Where I’ll turn all my reeling
To rapturous heat cause when I sing, I sing
To a girl whose mouth is a trumpet
With the mind of a trampoline

Ta da!


from Fall of the Tin Can Empire, released August 25, 2012
Paul - Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Trumpet, Keyboard, Drums
Sam - Vocals, Banjo, Trombone, Accordion, Bass
Amber - Vocals
Brit - Violin
Mark - Tenor Saxophone



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Fall of the Tin Can Empire

With an eclectic and unique sound, Fall of the Tin Can Empire takes folk music to another level but returns it to its pleasing sing-songy roots through songs that go from light to heavy, psychedelic to classical and grandiose to minimalist, making use of instruments like viola, accordion, banjo, and horns. Fronted by Paul Conant and Sam LeBeau. ... more

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