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Walking a line from me to you
in the middle of the night. Can't see
where we're going to, but we just know
that the ground below has dropped away
and left us on our own, on this tightrope
over the canyon of the end of the year.
Which magnifies our missteps, and defines us by our fears

But we learn from our stumbles.
We're bound for success.
So stand up, and be born anew.
Because that's all that we can do.
Just don't let this define you.

I met a girl in New York City
who learned to fly when she wanted a different view.
I asked her to carry me downtown,
but she said that's not something she can do.
But kindness gives you wings, though fear will try to clip them
to keep you locked up and weak.
But joys, they're littered all around us.
The small keys that will set us free.

But we learn from our stumbles.
We're bound for success.
So stand up, and be born anew.
Because that's all that we can do.
Just don't let them define you.

Loneliness is a salesman
who's been knocking on my door
with cutlery and kitchenware
and darkness to explore.
But as attractive at it may seem,
don't go listening to him. It's nothing you need.
Just open your eyes. Now, let the new day in
and begin again.

But we learn from our stumbles.
We're bound for success.
So stand up, and be born anew.
Because that's all that we can do.
Just don't let this define you.
Yeah, that's all that we can do.
Just don't let them define you.

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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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