The Long Haul

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lyrics

I got what I wanted --
a quiet phone.
The world's surprisingly amenable
to leaving me the hell alone.

They're just calls for appointments
with counselors of grief.
Doctors who discuss with you
the beast that has me in its teeth.

You're built for this, the long haul
a walk along the Great Wall.
It's a lie to say it's seen it from space.
They tell it cause they fear the place.

You're good at this, the hard vow.
The promise you won't break now
even though I'm broke in two.
It's not what men who mean vows do.

I got what I wanted --
a silent door.
Even friends who love us
don't come by anymore.

I can't bear to let them see me
with my weeds all overgrown.
So you fill our rooms with music
so I won't feel alone.

You're built for this, the long haul.
Collecting leaves as they fall
to record my memories
before they all slip far from me.

You're good at this, the hard vow.
The dream that lives on somehow
in kingdoms that you build for me
with words at last I can believe.

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from Complicated Lady, released October 28, 2014

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The Harvey Girls Portland, Oregon

Melissa Rodenbeek and Hiram Lucke formed The Harvey Girls in August of 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. The group combine the... melodies of bubblegum pop with experimentation in sound. Their music stands as a cross between Prince Paul's production work and the songs of the Shangri-Las. The couple moved to Portland, OR, in 2006 where they remain. Josh Millard joins the couple in their live shows. ... more

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