Today My Life is Over

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lyrics

Big Johnny was a punchline
You know the kids are always cruel.
He's walking slowly to the crosswalk
Begged his mom not to go to school.
He's waiting on a kind word - 
There's no telling what a friend could do
He'd say "Today my life is over
I'm going to start a new one with you."

Even the teachers on the school grounds
Chose not to get involved.
And all the meetings behind closed doors
Never really did too much at all. 
They said "we're really out of options.
There's nothing we can do to intervene."
With their decisions to do nothing
Even the nice kids became mean.

Johnny took the punches
And he learned to disappear.
As a ghost he walked the hallways
and he learned to embrace the fear.
'Til one day he met a ghost girl. 
And she really liked him too. 
She said "Today my life is over,
I'm going to start a new one with you."

On a rooftop in July, 
the bombs bursting in the sky.

She lays her head on his chest and smiles

"I've been waiting for a while to tell you that... Oh

"Johnny know you're not alone
Wherever you may go
You'll always have a home.
Take those thoughts out of your mind
and leave them all behind.
The world is yours to find."

So Johnny went to college
And ghost girl broke his heart. 
She said, "you'll always be my best
Friend but I've got to make a start."
We're all boats out on the ocean
And we've got to find our way
Tiny boats without an anchor
Have got to learn to face the waves.

Twenty Years on down the line
A wife and kid close by his side.
Right out loud he wonders why
Everything has turned out fine.
She tells him that

"Oh Johnny know you're not alone
Wherever you may go
You'll always have a home.
Take those thoughts out of your mind
and leave them all behind.
The world is yours to find."

credits

from The Broken Vessels, released February 4, 2014
Jesse Crowley - Guitar, Lead vocals, Backup vocals, Lyrics, Whistles, Stomps, Claps, Tambourine
Jason Jones - Drums, Organ, Piano, Backup vocals, Tuba, Whistles, Bass

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Tiny Boats Salt Lake City, Utah

We are an indie folk / rock band from Utah. We've spent the better part of 2013 writing and recording our debut album. With the help of a kickstarter campaign, we are ready to share these songs with the world.

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