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I wrote this song while on a solo road trip up to Winnipeg. I went on the trip to clear my head. I stopped in St. Cloud, MN and sat in a plaza area near the college and wrote this song. It is a song about confusion and the mix of emotions that follow a break up. The melody is upbeat but the lyrics are sad because that is often the feeling-- putting on a happy face while you are dying inside.

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Do you remember? Because I remember the nights, and mental fist fights that broke me down. I'm not recovered, and I don't expect to soon. Your voice feels like an open wound.

I tried, to that you were blind, one day you will see all I was.

I'm not moving on, not trying to keep you, my lost thoughts pierce through, hearts once so strong. My mind's a wreck, you're left unstable, both lost the will to try. So I soaked our love in formaldehyde and lye.

Do you remember? Because I remember the days, spent trying to find ways to catch your eye. All that I needed, was you to approve of me, and feel like sometimes I crossed your mind.

I tried, to that you were blind, one day you will see all I was.

I'm not moving on, not trying to keep you, my lost thoughts pierce through, hearts once so strong. My mind's a wreck, you're left unstable, both lost the will to try. So I soaked our love in formaldehyde and lye.

"She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses, but in all my garden there is no red rose. On what little thing does hope depend. I have read all that the wise men have written, and all the secrets of philosophy are mine; yet for want of a red rose is my life made wretched. If I bring her a red rose I shall hold her in my arms. She will lean her head upon my shoulder, and her hand will be clasped in mine; but there is no red rose in my garden, so I shall sit lonely and she will pass me by. She will have no heed of me and my heart will break."

I'm not moving on, not trying to keep you, my lost thoughts pierce through, hearts once so strong. My mind's a wreck, you're left unstable, both lost the will to try. So I soaked our love in formaldehyde and lye.

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from Illusions & Chimeras (Wait & Hope), released March 12, 2013
Written/Produced/Recorded/Mixed by Justin Buck
Justin Buck (vox, gtrs, piano), David Sutton (strings), Nick Lasky (bass), Ryan House (drums)

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Falcon Heights St Paul, Minnesota

Falcon Heights is a band consisting of Minnesota based producer and singer/songwriter Justin Buck, guitarist/wilderness survivalist Tanner Britton, cellist Dr. Carlynn Savot DMA of Awesome, and drummist/sensei Adam Gordon. Their music is defined by its catchy pop hooks and deeply poetic lyrics with a splash of ambient sounds and electro-pop beats. ... more

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