Rum is a Bad Idea

from These Things Take Time by limesix

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This is a pretty straightforward pop-punk tune that always teetered on the edge of being something we'd work on as a full band, when I had a full band. But it never made it into a set, so it lives on here now - an unassuming, fun song about what you try and talk yourself into and how much easier it is to talk yourself into it when you're drinking. I should also make it clear that I love rum.

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You can feel sorry for yourself,
standing on the back porch, overlooking
your better self

If it isn't easier to imagine when we both were here.
Then make me disappear

And summer is the best time,
to leave it all behind,
when you ask me,
in your smallest voice:

"Will you stay over,
will you stay over,
or do you have to go so soon?"
It isn't a problem until it's a problem for you

You can clap me on the back,
as you pour us another drink from the endless sea

But I can hear how scared,
how along you think we can be
When you say to me:

"Will you stay over,
will you stay over,
or do you have to go so soon?"
It isn't a problem until it's a problem for you

When you feel sorry for yourself,
take a long walk to another place,
if you can't outpace,

that almost certain feeling you get,
that every thought is such a waste

And you'll notice that I never said,
the way you feel is out of place

And when I stay over,
when I stay over,
I don't have to go so soon - I don't work till noon

And I'm sorry for all we had to drink,
it didn't help me think

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from These Things Take Time, released April 17, 2020
Recorded in my garage and living room in Orlando in 2011.

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limesix Orlando

Limesix is a rock band, in the 90s tradition. They maybe sound a bit like Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, and Say Hi, hopefully with some sly nods to Prince.

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