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everyone knows that james is sad
his lips have never known a night
without a woman kissing him back
but still he sleeps alone
is that a good way to go?

once I held a wooden heart
I carved from black pine bark
and left it by your weathered doorway in the dark
but I'm the one who knows
it's better if I go

oh, the hills are for crying
and mornings are for feeling cold
cicadas sing it when I'm leaving
some things are better never known

caroline is never sweet
unless she shuts her sailor mouth and starts to sing
but everyone knows
everyone knows
that's not a good way to go

something kept your heart from mine
but how could I have ever thought it otherwise
when I took your hand
and held it close
but couldn't lift my eyes to yours?


from Trouble You Invite, released August 3, 2012


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The Wild Maps Los Angeles, California

Born to commemorate the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, The Wild Maps tell stories of seabreeze heartache and landlocked ambition.

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