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you were there
talking politics and sports with friends
drinking a Black Label & lime (it’s your favorite)
and telling a story that you told twice that day
i’m a few down, eavesdropping
or freaking out, punching the pinball machine
nursing the same beer for 45 minutes
til it’s mostly just backwash and water

you talk too much
and you get loud
i don’t wanna bring it up but heads are turning now
the city’s melting and our side street’s dead
so baby, put that box fan at the foot of the bed and we’ll get close

and then you came in
like an open-window thunderstorm
carrying the wind west from the nearest Great Lake
soaking my sketchbooks & flooding the driveway
the afternoons smell like laundry & tar
but lately the nights, yeah they hit pretty hard
sometimes I want an easy way to fill up the days
but if you don’t sweat, what the fuck do you get anyway?

you talk too much
and you drink more
spinning in your bar stool, scraping finish off the floor
the city’s melting and our side street’s dead
so baby, put that box fan at the foot of the bed and we’ll get close

so i’ll meet you halfway
but i never said i’d stay
take the storm windows out for circulation
scribble shapes in the condensation
write a list, lines one and two:
you drink water and i’ll sing the box fan blues

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from There's A Time For Everything, released March 24, 2017

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maxwell stern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Max plays in the bands Signals Midwest and Meridian and also makes music by himself. He writes songs about ghosts, love, public transportation, dogs and ghosts.

He grew up in Cleveland, OH and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. He is trying to ride his bike and call his friends more. He is also on tour a lot. He is 100% not the person writing this. Buy him a sandwich.
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