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a new relationship, a new beginning, and goodbye to all those things that used to bother the young lady so much. you can be one hundred percent confident that this is going to work out just fine.

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last year she couldn’t see the light she wants to tell you what it’s like when all the birds stop swinging and all the chicks stay home at night and all the things she once adored she couldn’t stand them anymore threw out her clothes and keepsakes and smashed the dishes on the floor that’s when she met you and it’s better now it’s all better now hoo hoo hoo there’s tiny scars on her left thigh it’s nothing you need to verify she’s underlining words in her dogeared catcher in the rye and if she leaves her door unlocked hide all her spiders in a box and if they’re
back tomorrow maybe it shouldn’t be a shock because she’s met you and it’s better now it’s all better now she shuts her eyes when she goes down the slide she shuts her mouth when you wish she would sigh and when she goes you can always pretend we’ll meet again don’t know where and I don’t know when and you can ask her parents they’ll tell you it’s all better now and you can ask her sisters they’ll tell you it’s all better now and you can ask her friends they’ll tell you it’s all better now and you can ask the mirror tell yourself it’s all better now

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from An Index of Maladjustments, released August 16, 2011
eston martz: guitar, vocals; jeff edmunds: bass, vocals; jean-pierre mulley: guitar; greg elliott: drums

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