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Hello my name is Joel
And though I've been living here for six years
We haven't been formerly introduced
Yet there's still so much that I know about you

When it's nice out you like to barbecue fish
Though it smells like you left it in the plastic
On a hot night I could leave my windows open
And let your cigarette stains brand my ceiling

I'll smile and wave on my way through to the store
He'll bag his dog when she goes on the rampage
And I'll put up with your smells and your barks
Because you put up with our sounds and our bites

When it's dark out you seem to like to go to sleep
Though we burn the midnight oil to a beat
On the right night you can feel your windows rattling
So call the police send them to Windsor and our apologies

In this summer something is changing

I met you when I was trimming the yard
You had never used a weed whacker before
So there you were in the wilds of twelfth avenue
Cutting the grass down to your size
Now we nod a little bit harder in passing
Though I learned it I was hesitant to use your name
Because when you wrote it down it spelled dung
And I wonder if my name in Vietnamese has a similar meaning

It doesn't keep me awake at night
Like a hundred watt amp pointed at your bedroom


from Rare Form, released October 18, 2012



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yeaaaaaahhhh bro

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