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Mikey wrote the lyrics for this song when he was sixteen years old on a bus ride from St. Louis to Washington DC where he couldn't sleep and decided to become a farmer in Maryland and the bus got hit by a pickup truck.


All the way out there, she is sitting in the window seat
With ocean eyes, the look that meets me, says she doesn't need me
And makes me a stray dog on board this trade cog
For idiosyncrasies that don't say who we are

Tell me why our destinations are always begging to find beginnings
I'm so scared that all the stars are gonna shine down on all our sinning
And there are many things I fight for, but I know that I'm not winning anything
Maybe some eastern ocean sky can hold me against the signs that I'm dying

What else can I do, I course my body through the wires
You've become a complication and I've become so tired
From a moving train I'm looking out into abject opaque suns that never move
Or show outside the windows

I just wanna be somewhere with steady hills that I can live behind
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, they have always been my states of mind
A billion suns bursting, falling off with no objections
And between me and them is a spectrum of reflections

Aren't we all little spiders
Taking space up in the hours
Aren't we all little tiny spiders
With our translucent messages
Taking hours and hours to sink into the dirt
They take hours and hours

Maybe those blue ocean eyes could hold me against the signs
As I watch America go by
Maybe these green mountainside could hold me against the signs
As I watch America go by


from The Sandy Pilgrims EP, released August 14, 2014



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The Sandy Pilgrims Chicago, Illinois

With a smooth blend of folk, acoustic rock, and blues, this four-piece creates rich tunes with warm vocal harmonies, intricate instrumentation, and original song structures.

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