Every Little Step

by Dylan Mondegreen

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FOR THE INNOCENT AND YOUNG I never had a brilliant masterplan for how my life should turn out if I was not in a band I had no dreams of working nine to five Never thought a day job would make me feel alive I never thought a house would make much of a home unless being filled with love for the innocent and young I never thought prestige would equal cool It’s a mystery why I did attend medical school The books were dull The whole concept made me sad I took an education just to please my mum and dad And wondered how my days would form a normal life That piece in the puzzle was my kid and my wife What most take for granted was not an easy task but I’ll leave that in the past and move on ’Cause my life should not just revolve around myself Got so much more to offer everybody else Still I find some time for my songs and my guitars ’cause if you really want it that really isn’t hard Some dreams have been replaced by short sleepless nights We built our house on hopes and love for the innocent and young
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EVERY LITTLE STEP How I wish you could have stayed here to see her grow Let her know all the stories from my childhood Give us advise Involve in her life It’s wrong and unfair all the love you could have shared will never ever reach her I wish you could have seen what’s she growing up to be She’s turning into a little person a person, a person Know you would treasure every moment every little step every hug you’d get And when she’d talk then you would listen to every word from your little girl It’s wrong and unfair all the love you could have shared will never ever reach her I wish you could have seen what’s she growing up to be She’s turning into a little person a person, a person As you left our lives she came into our lives
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EVERY FLASHLIGHT MAY BLIND YOU On the mountains in the valleys they’re all looking for a love At the harbours at the stations they’re all waiting for a love As plain as it sounds I only find it right here at home where my family is Honestly, I believe there is nothing out there better for me If bewildered out of focus when trying to keep sharp every flashlight may blind you if triggered in the dark It’s a false sentiment prompted by someone who’s never heard a lament or seen a happy end But I know how it feels to take hold of something palpable and real like the fresh fruit of autumn like the green grass in spring or like the snow that always seem to come just when you thought that winter was finally gone As plain as it sounds I have all I need now right here at home where my family is Honestly, I believe there is nothing out there better for me
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NOTHING LASTS FOREVER I wish that I could sleep all night Not wake up tired long before daylight I tell myself I’m lucky ’cause it could be worse And that might help me at first still I cannot escape the hurt I believe someday all this will go away ’cause nothing lasts forever I close my eyes and wait for better times ’cause nothing lasts forever It is hard not to just focus on the discomfort when I used to be strong I’ve tried ignoring all the signs and just pretend that this body’s doing well and that we’re still the best of friends I believe someday all this will go away ’cause nothing lasts forever I close my eyes and wait for better times ’cause nothing lasts forever Weighed down by misery my strongest remedy is that nothing lasts forever In sickness or in health in poverty or wealth nothing lasts forever
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HEADPHONES ON I am trying to make sense of your choice of present tense when you tell me who you used to be And it does sound very strange when you claim that you have changed when it seems you never knew who you where Just let it go So many things I don’t want to know And I swear, unless you talk to me ’bout love don’t try to pull my headphones off You’re a tiny mystery one that research will not lead me any closer to the truth You’re the riddle I can’t solve the wine that’s getting old and starts to taste like vinegar Just let it go So many things I don’t want to know And I swear, unless you talk to me ’bout love don’t try to pull my headphones off If you don’t know love I’ll keep my headphones on
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IN A STRANGER’S HANDS So I try to be strong As I hand you off to someone Who doesn’t know you   But I guess time has come Seventeen months spent at home Now it’s over   As I leave you In a stranger’s hands Will they nurture all your gifts? Really see you and understand?   So many hours spent at work Where all I do, is just sit and yearn For being with you   I’d like to flee conformity But it really has a hold on me   As I leave you In a stranger’s hands Will they nurture all your gifts? Really see you and understand?   These little kids will be your friends So why am I sad? I repeat to myself these little kids will be your friends
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I ONLY WANT YOU TO BE CRUEL Please, lick the honey off my spoon Rip the bandage off my wound I don’t need sweetness if it’s turning sour There’s no good angle for bad news Every twist and every turn every nuance in your words that move away from the very essence will hit harder on return Why don’t you spit it out? Why don’t you spill the truth? Don’t wrap it up in golden paper I only want you to be cruel So be the Monday of my week Be the blood on my white sheets In the long run it’s a tiny detail that won’t deprive my sleep Why don’t you spit it out? Why don’t you spill the truth? No more bad excuses Muster courage and be cruel It’s time to let your mask fall off or I will call your bluff Don’t wrap it up in golden paper I only want you to be cruel
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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST If one day I should visit myself as the of Ghost of Christmas Past I know just what my answer would be if I were to ask I’d do it again now if given the chance In lack of alternative plans I’d do it all over Do what I can I am who I am I have never been dazed and confused My aim is crystal clear Know just what I want to produce and what I’d like to hear I’d do it again now if given the chance In lack of alternative plans I’d do it all over Do what I can I am who I am If I should question myself to the point where my every nerve cell signals their location in this body I would still be sure of how I feel And I’d do it again now Do it again now, if given the chance In lack of alternative plans I’d do it all over Do what I can I am who I am
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LOST IN A SONG I recall ’94 We were five simple boys Named our band Tears For You That’s the thing we would just do What started out as just fun among friends became an obsession that seems to have no end I will always be lost in a song Want you to hum along Changed our name to The Plums Our drummer’s kit had seven drums For our very final show we got on stage through the window And then as we parted ways I joined a band that tried to sound like The Sundays I will always be lost in a song Want you to hum along When I turned thirty, I was still thirsty Because everything else failed I had no other choice but to trust in my own voice I’m not a singer, just a singer of my songs and I want you to hum along I will always be lost in a song Want you to hum along

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released April 8, 2016

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