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It takes a lot to bring you down
It takes a lot to get to where you’ve got
Now don’t forget:

You’re living out your dream
And you know it’s far too early
To adopt regret

Maybe it’s the point in your life
Maybe it’s the time of the year
Maybe it’s the food that you eat
It’s only your first week there

Maybe you could be positive
Maybe you could try something new
Maybe you could work even more
Maybe work is all that you do

Why can’t it be loneliness?

You know you have to get your things
You know you have to get yourself
Another place to thrive

In the industry existence
In the business, there’s a starting cost
To be alive

You know you have to work all the day
You know you have to play all the night
You know you have to sleep between coffee
To live out the better life

And I shouldn’t have to tell you
That everyone is fighting for
Your place in line

To murder ten good years
So ten from then to drink alone
Impressive wine

Maybe you’re too eager to please
Maybe you’re pretentious to them
Maybe you need carnal release
Maybe you should find better friends

Why can’t it be loneliness?

Maybe it’s the point in your life
Maybe it’s the time of the year
Maybe it’s the food that you eat
Maybe it’s the clothes that you wear

Maybe you could be positive
Maybe you could try something new
Maybe you could work even more
Maybe work is all that you do

You know you have to play all the night
You know you have to work all the day
You have to sleep between coffee
You know it’s the only way

You know there’s nothing out there to find
You know there’s only what is to come
You know there’s only what you can feel
You know you have to feel while you’re young

Why can’t I feel loneliness?
Why can’t it be loneliness?

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from Future​/​Can't It Be, released October 24, 2018
E.B. Madsen - music, lyrics, and vocals
Rebecca Lundy - vocals

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Science Book Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Cars and Elvis Costello had a baby. Sam Cooke was godfather. It got into computers and bought a cheap synthesizer. It drinks with Warren Zevon, and sobers up with Marshall Crenshaw. It likes to dance sometimes. Becka sings. Brett makes the sounds and writes the songs. They're both classically trained — Becka's a soprano; Brett's a composer. Science Book is their laboratory. ... more

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