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When the World Got Old

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we’d go for walks sometimes
in the garden there was always light
it was overgrown, we didn’t mind
we felt safe
and when the lights got dim
we all held hands and sang
my mothers hymns
around the fire while the moths flew in,
and they kept you awake

You kept me company
when there was nothing else to keep
you kept me company
when we were all alone

And when the world got old
we planted trees to ease our troubled souls
to decorate the cemetery stones
that had our names
you put your perfume on
and wore a dress that was your mothers once
you saw her wear it in the morning sun
and you felt safe

and you kept me company
when there was nothing else to keep
you kept me company
when we were all alone
you kept me company
when there was nothing else to keep
you kept me company
when the world got old

and when the lights got dim
we all held hands and sang
my mothers hymns
around the fire while the moths flew in
and called your name

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from The Perennials, released October 28, 2016
Produced by Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett
Recorded and Mixed by Dave Groener
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian

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The Perennials New York

The Perennials are Pete and Amanda Wells. Originally formed in Spokane, WA, the two now live in Brooklyn, NY and been working with producer Thomas Bartlett a/k/a Doveman (The National, Glen Hansard, and Sufjan Stevens) on a series of new EPs.

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