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HEY! I’ve seen your comings and goings
Your friends and your care and your beau of the moment
HEY! I’ve seen you at your lowest
Tried to help out but I’m not the closest
HEY! So I’m the height of uncool?
Not up to the standards of the shallow and cruel?
HEY! Am I getting through?
Or are you shutting me out because it’s all too true?

Is this really the way it should be?
I ignore you and you ignore me?
I've lived on this street for years
And I’ve never felt the slightest sense of community
Can you stay and talk for a while?
Or is the best you can manage and insincere smile?
You’re only yards away
But it feels like thousands and thousands of miles

Grow up, grow apart and gone away
A lifetime erodes bit by bit each day
Changing of places and collapsing contact
Pleasantries mandated by a social contract
Would we talk at all but for calm and convenience?
To what if anything do we have allegiance?
And we’re both well aware the subtext is ice
It’ll never be different, we’ll never think twice

Is this really the way it should be?
I ignore you and you ignore me?
I've lived on this street for years
And I’ve never felt the slightest sense of community
Can you stay and talk for a while?
Or is the best you can manage and insincere smile?
You’re only yards away
But it feels like thousands and thousands of miles

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from Planted on Earth to Bloom in Heaven, released January 1, 2015

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Mac McCormick's drum machine/sequencer based solo project.

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