Obediah

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This song is about being nervous about the future (ex. not understanding finances or getting old) but not being afraid or bitter when we laugh about these rites of passage.

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One day we'll have kids that we give funny names
Obediah and Reginald will never forgive us
One day we'll lose our fashion sense, be put to shame
Once again our kids will never forgive us

One day we will have to face treasury bonds
income tax, dividends, set up 401K's
One day you'll get home from work and you'll say
I dont know what this means is that okay?

And we'll laugh.. hahahhahaha

One day my breast will sag down to knees
and you'll say darling please won't you put on the red dress you wore
the first day that we meet and although it won't fit
You'll say, "I've never seen you look so good before"

One day your receding hairline will take a leap back
one day I'll have a lot of cats
One day you'll exagerate tall tales of the years past
and I'll complain about the rising price of gas
One day we'll both get ugly tattoos that stretch and fade
one day we'll both need hearing aids
One day we'll depend a lot of depends
and you'll unknowingly pass gas but are we to blame?

When we laugh. Hahahahahahah

credits

from Gathering My Ghost, released June 20, 2012

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