This Is How We're Gonna Say Goodbye (feat. Chris Blount)

from by Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount

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lyrics

Try to find the word for what's to come
Inside an elevator to the sun
Standing on my tiptoes, hoping to catch the view.

Cruising on through the edge of earth,
Seeing what I left and for what it's worth,
Tryin' to find a message from what's old and new.

Putting off what we thought we could,
Extending all our fingers at the bad and good,
Trapped in a lonely past made out of fear.

How many times can we solve for sum?
Brand new equations and formulas?
Only to have the calculations cleared?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Printing out the paper that we spend,
Getting even better at the game pretend
Trying to own our time and own our place.

But ask anybody who's lost a home
If they made the choice to always roam,
And then try to tell them how to keep their space,

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

This is how we're gonna roll the die,
This is how we're gonna roll the die,
Roll the die: never fearing.

This is how we're gonna stay the course,
This is how we're gonna stay the course,
Stay the course: never veering.

This is how we're gonna say goodbye,
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye: by disappearing, by disappearing.

(Chris Blount):
So, now this is how we say bye,
Promise me you're never gonna say die,
Not even if you start to feel a decline,
Just know that we got a bind, your fight's mine
You always said we were warriors by design
Our memory's the only thing that defeats time
So when you transitioned, I felt I lost vision,
But you would visit in dreams, to me you gave mission
Father, I did it, I really kept my promise,
I paid you homage with all of my art, I kept it honest
But it still required, cause I watched your drive
Plus I got your eyes, how are you not alive?
I know, it's hard to leave what you always knew,
A new chapter opens up when the old one's through
But let me tell you 'bout the one thing that I know is true:
That if they take a look at me, they can still see you, go.

And we never really say goodbye,
Cause our families never did,
So we are their history personified
So every time we go to speak our mind they live.

This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye
This is how we're gonna say goodbye

Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

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from HeartTones, released January 12, 2017

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Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount Seattle, Washington

Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount is a sweetly trippy, magical musical trio led by dreamy flaxen-blonde vocalist/keyboardist Julia and flanked by her happily-raging rhythm section, Matt Deason (bass) and Dominic Cortese (drums).

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