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Build me up. Be the springtime.
Bring the change in my own life.
I may have burned down with the world around me,

but I'm fighting the fire with a box of nails,
a hammer, and a plan.
Start from scratch; create everything I need.

Now you won't find
me trying to run and hide.
I'm standing tall. I'm finally learning that now

maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
And, baby, take a look at me now.
Was I right?

Maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
Because I don't see the ghost
of the one I used to know.

There's no better teacher than the storm,
and I've learned from riding through.
She tells me "experience is everything you know."

So let it guide you. Open up your heart.
Let your goals out in the world.
They light your life. They make you glow.

So love to where I've been.
And love to the road ahead.
I'm standing tall. I'm finally learning that now

maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
And, baby, take a look at me now.
Was I right?

Maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
Because I don't see the ghost
of the one I used to know.

Love to where I've been.
Love to the road ahead.
Be the springtime; bring the change;
build yourself and rearrange.

Love to where I've been.
Love to the road ahead.
Love to where I've been, to the road ahead.

Maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
And, baby, take a look at me now.
Was I right?

Maybe, this could mean
that the life I always wanted was right in front of me.
Because I don't see the ghost
of the one I used to know.

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from The Light of What We Are, released March 28, 2017

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Michael Goldense New York, New York

Michael Goldense lives in New York and writes/performs music that sounds a little bit like some of his biggest influences-- Descendents, The Replacements, and The Weakerthans--and nothing at all like some of his biggest influences--Tom Waits, old-school hardcore punk, and Dave Brubeck.

From 2005 until 2017, he released music under the name Our Twilight Pastime. Previous releases on OTP's bandcamp
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