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THE SHAG (Love You Right)

I never asked for these
sandstone memories
No use today
fine detail worn away
Still I am carrying
probably bury me in it
Dead weight straightjacket
pyrites packed in the pockets

All I'm asking for
a little reciprocity
Down here on the floor
with no soul to satisfy me
Eternally waiting my turn
stone cold prone on the shag
Don’t mean to bemoan my fate
probably just something I ate

Clock keeps creeping on
Seed, blood, dust, then gone
Washed away in the water
Time is a mob, won’t give you no quarter
It's just us crucifying ourselves
Shelf life, half-life, divided in twelves
Each slice ain't coming back
Damn this train and its one-way track

All I'm asking for
a little reciprocity
Down here on the floor
with no soul to satisfy me
Eternally waiting my turn
stone cold prone on the shag
Don’t mean to bemoan my fate
just curious if you could relate

The endless iterations
complicate it so
This passion play, these stations of the -
cross my heart you’ll never know
which of us wasn't shaken down
Sporadically breakin' down
Faking the cool when our pride
was straight taken down
You see, it's not so easy to love you right
I have to put up a fight

To love you right
I have to put up a fight
To love you right
I have to put up a fight
You see it’s not so easy to love you right
Have to put up a fight

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from Icarus Iterations, released December 6, 2013
Lyrics & Composition by S. M. P. Concinnity

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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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