Used Books, Torn Pages

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'Used Books, Torn Pages' should be considered the main track on the EP even though the album was appropriately named after the previous song. The EP was conceived one month before its release and this song was one of the 3 tracks written and recorded within that months timeframe along with 'Nations' and 'Flood the World'.

Press:
"This one is a slow burning tale of regret that I’d forgotten I had. Strings, xylophones and a little bit of synth action from this DIY bedroom music maker."

-Brought To You By The Letter U
itallstarted.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/brought-to-you-by-the-letter-u/

lyrics

LYRICS:
Hey how've you been
I've been thinking, about the end
and how the pages still turn
and the memories still burn.

Used books stores with torn pages
in fictional stories, of love from the ages
I'd hold the ladder while you scanned the top shelf
joking maybe someday, someday, we'd read about ourselves.

I should have kissed you that night
before that subway in the rain
If I'd kissed you that night
maybe everything would change
and we'd have a perfect start
a story for the times
bound on a bookshelf
meant always to remind us
of why we have to stay
and how I touched you that day
first kissed in the rain, used books & subways

(they just want to say, throw it away)
They say its just a memory and just to throw away
they say its just a memory its just another day
but it's not just a memory and I've my very best
it's not just the day she came
but also the day that she left.

Used books stores with torn pages
in fictional stories, of love from the ages
I'd hold the ladder while you scanned the top shelf
joking maybe someday, someday, we'd read about ourselves.

I should have kissed you that night
before that subway in the rain
If I'd kissed you that night
maybe everything would change.

And our chapters almost done
And the book stores all gone
So I must be moving on
Our chapters done.

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from Hard Holidays EP, released December 25, 2007
written by jonAthan

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