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My parents left to look for a nice place to rest
to put a down payment on their final real estate investment
and now that their nest is emptying
they're downsizing from this two story home
and after they're gone they'll move out into an even smaller hole

And when they are finally lowered side by side
I will throw inside their grave
any resentment I have managed to hold inside
Cause after they're gone
all they become is whatever I say they were
and my brother and I prefer to toast a glass half full
when we remember

Because after everything was broken and shattered
all that was left was laughter
because the best talks I remember
came after the storm of a screaming family member

And for all the years I dreamed of moving out
finally I was packing my things
and as I open my car door to leave
my dad
he runs out crying harder than I have ever seen
and not just cause soon I'd be gone
but for the glow of escape I'm sure he saw on my face
but I'll still come down to visit and make sure you're fine
and we'll laugh as we try to be an average family at dinner time

but quickly
of the few things that I will never forget
you said "I promise to be a better grandfather
than dad if I'm not dead by then"

because after everything was broken and shattered
all that was left was laughter
because the best talks I remember
came after the storm of a screaming family member

And when they are finally lowered side by side
I will hold inside myself all of the love
they embodied throughout their lives
cause after they're gone all they become
is whatever I say they were
and my brother and I prefer
to toast a glass half full
when we remember

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from Archaic Memories And Past Lives, released May 3, 2016

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