Things I Still Don't Understand

by Goodtime Boys

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Goodtime Boys' 'Things I Still Don't Understand' is a two-song teaser for their forthcoming proper full-length debut, 'Rain'. "Life Moves" is the A-side—a driving, dynamically and rhythmically propulsive preview of 'Rain's' musical subtlety and emotional depth. The exclusive B-side is a cover of Billy Bragg's "Tank Park Salute" (from Bragg's 1991 album, 'Don't Try This at Home').


released February 25, 2014


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Track Name: Life Moves
I wish I could blame the year that took you from me
Live a life in compartments but time doesn't agree
Doesn't ask for directions, not once gets lost on the way

Drive was just a verb to me, just a simple verb to me
This borrowed life, on borrowed time

No joy in treading on you
No love from the strong
No comfort in solitude
No hope in song

Drive was just a verb to me, just a simple verb to me
My destination is out of reach
Blinded by white on paper my pupils dilate
No room for empty voices
No love in hate
No pity left for myself
No time to waste

Drive was just a verb to me but that was yesterday
My words release me and I am free
Track Name: Tank Park Salute
Kiss me goodnight and say my prayers
Leave the light on at the top of the stairs
Tell me the names of the stars up in the sky
A tree taps on the window pane
That feeling smothers me again
Daddy, is it true that we all have to die?

At the top of the stairs is darkness
At the top of the stairs is darkness

I closed my eyes and when I looked
Your name was in the memorial book
And what had become of all the things we planned
I accepted the commiserations
Of all your friends and your relations
But there's some things I still don't understand

You were so tall, how could you fall?

Some photographs of a summer's day
A little boy's lifetime away
Is all I've left of everything we've done
Like a pale moon in a sunny sky
Death gazes down as I pass by
To remind me that I'm but my father's son

I offer up to you, this tribute
I offer up to you, this tank park salute