Longest Ride

from by Shiny New Machines

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cramped space on the open road
five hundred miles from home
this is a hell of a time

to find you can't stand the company of your fellow man
and its not even worth trying

we could be piled in the backseat
headed to the next town
we could be filling up the pages
and working on the new sound
but you can't see
beyond your own anxiety and fear
why would I want to be
anywhere but here

I never felt more alone
than last night after the show
for the next five hours or so
can we ride in silence
on this the longest ride home

call of the open road
thought it would save your soul
but its been a hell of a time
nothing great is ever easy so here you'll find no sympathy
its not even worth trying

we could be smiling in the office
lying through our teeth
we could be reading a good book
before falling asleep
I won't be dying in the suburbs
counting down the years
why would I want to be
anywhere but here


from Shiny New Machines, released July 25, 2017



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