Never Ending Equals Sign

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A song about moving to a new zone.


i made my way out east and everything got quiet
it turns out leaving isn’t loud
they say the city brings an odd, sporadic silence
i guess the landlord left that out

you are a brand new building, springing up overnight
suddenly obscuring lines of sight
navigate completely unprepared
for what it might be like
without you there

some friends bring beer & goodbye cards & good luck charms
some leave early, most stay late
they cut me off before I get too sentimental
they print a high school photo of my face onto a cake

and i pass out little slivers of myself
i know these nights are sweet, but they put our hell through health
and the weight of all that waits is so much to bear
see if i can hold it
without you there

and i wonder “can i live here?
is there any space to spare?"
a double yellow line
a never ending equals sign

i made my way out east and everything got quiet
it turns out leaving isn’t loud.


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



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maxwell stern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Max plays in too many bands 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.
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