February 18, 2012 (13)
This song is just really beautiful and nostalgic. PlayRadioPlay! does an amazing job at illustrating a story in every song, and even though this track doesn’t completely fit with his “Madi” story in the rest of Texas, it still continues with the theme of leaving behind a person you care about and moving it. The song manages to tell a story about how you can never really know a person. Once you realize that, nothing’s ever the same with them, because you can’t trust them. The memory will always be there, but the only thing left to do is move on.
Your name is on everything you do, well, so is mine. Your life made a turn for you and gave you time. And through your uneven footsteps you found tolerance and cleanliness. And I found you.
Your name appears at such an alarming rate in this town I can’t escape it (I’m sure you agree with that statement). You sat around and borrowed money. I offered you a job trying to be funny. It worked out, but only at first.
Your face is a minor detail, elephants as big as whales. Recreational vehicles and mutual friends. But who’s to blame? Lack of power? And I don’t mind that you’re not here. And who’s to blame? The believer? The eye in the sky is watching your every single move
We stayed up at night much too late, talking crap about The Secret Handshake, talking about our life long mistakes. If only they knew, if only they knew.
Talking bad about the kids from Denton, disagreeing about sexual attention. You’ve been with more girls than I have. Both your faces have, both your faces have.
I brought you to Las Angeles to do nothing. We both flew first class, and despite LA’s boringness, while I recorded you found plenty to do, plenty to do.
Your face is as big as a whale, elephants are a minor detail. Recreational vehicles and appointed tasks.
But who’s to blame? Lack of power? And I don’t mind that you’re not here. And who’s to blame? The believer? The eye in the sky is watching your every single move.
We’ve both got better things to do.
Your name is on everything you do, Acting like you have something to prove. You already have.