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I don’t need no feathers
If I want to fly
And if a brother's penniless
I’ll just whisper by
Bye-bye
Oh, I’m shaking like a leaf
Because I’m soaking wet
But if there’s an island that can keep me
Lord, well I haven’t been there yet

Oh, ‘cause I’m the runaway
And I don’t waste my time
Shifting between shades of grey
Standing in the cold outside of your paradigm

I am quiet as a churchmouse
I can vanish like a dream
I can run, I can run as if the devil’s on my tail
In fact, sometimes that’s just how it seems
Every foot I put in front of me
Is one more yard behind
If I have to count the paces of my cell one more time
I will lose my mind

Oh, ‘cause I’m the runaway
And I don’t waste my time
Shifting between shades of grey
Standing in the cold outside of your paradigm

Shake a leg, shake a leg
Feel that locomotive breath puffing in the distance
Shake a leg, shake a leg
Hear the hounds of law not too far behind

If you see the warden
Please don’t say my name
Out here I can tell the difference between wrong and right
But inside, inside they’re the same
And I think he’d just as soon to kill me
As to put me back away
If I can dance these feet another seven more miles
I might catch that train

The runaway, he feels the heat
Nevertheless, he keeps his feet, oh
The runaway can’t stop yet
The more he breathes the closer they get

Shake a leg, shake a leg
Feel that locomotive breath puffing in the distance
Shake a leg, shake a leg
Hear the hounds of law not too far behind

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from Lucid Dreams LP, released August 1, 2009

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Letters From Traffic Seattle, Washington

Letters From Traffic is a Seven-Piece Seattle Rock and Soul Phenomenon featuring soul-sweetened vocals, fresh horns, hot guitars, kickass grooves, and life-shaking lyrics. Original songs layer trumpet, trombone, saxophone, vocal-harmony, lead & rhythm guitars, bass and drums. Contagiously moveable, inspiringly anthemic, or just dirty and fun, Letters From Traffic is always quality, always true. ... more

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