Friend Back Home

by Lipstick Lumberjack

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An e-mail message to air your griefs, it was the first time we've spoken in the last five years.
My heart it was broken though our love was brief, and the lines on my face make a trail for my tears.

Reply: I'm doing real well for myself
Tomorrow I'm marrying somebody else

But, oh, if's rough enough to show, you've got a friend back home,
Oh, if it's tougher than you know, you've got a friend back home.

We were so young we thought that we were old, when you touched me it wasn't the cold that gave me chills,
The only true lovers in a heartless town, whose backwater ways could be making you ill.
The winter was slow, but the days were quick, and before the spring was over you were ready for new thrills,
Left in the night before your heart could thaw, and now you're surprised I'm getting married on a hill?
To a girl that I would kill for.

You ran away with barely a note.
You escaped, and I was your goat.

But, oh, if's rough enough to show, you've got a friend back home,
Oh, if it's tougher than you know, you've got a friend back home.

I hope you don't truly believe, I'll see your words as hurtful things,
Right through the barbs and poisoned leaves, into your wooded heart I see.
A little girl so sad and lost, afraid her last good thing was me,
Oh, I can say with certainty,
Oh, I can say with certainty that's not what will be, what will be is...

Oh, if it's tougher than you know, you've got a friend back home.

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released August 19, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Sam Sobelman
Recorded and Produced by Sam Sobelman
Cover Photo Copyright Emiliano Ricci used with a 2.0 Creative Commons License

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Lipstick Lumberjack Orange, California

Transcendentalist Folk Pop

A Lipstick Lumberjack (in the wild) is a whimsical character who lives with one foot in the city, the other in the forest.

As Lipstick Lumberjack (the band), Sam Sobelman and Nikki Coles write songs that span genres, mixing deliriously joyful folk pop with brooding, rootsy ballads. Their lyrics cover topics from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.
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