What Was I Supposed To Say To You?

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The sun cast my shadow on the pavement of your neighborhood
I didn't know what i was looking for
I was retracing footsteps you took some ten years ago
I went out alone

What was I supposed to say to you?

High atop the hill, it seemed the tallest on the coast
At least to me it was the steepest slope
Following directions from the return address of an envelope
A tiny, yellowed note

What was I supposed to say to you?

Then I came across a small tree, newly bearing fruit
A theft that I could justify
My mouth was dry, I needed to
Remind myself you were far too young
To see this tree in bloom
You come in on cue

"I don't know,
If it wasn't for the time spent during adolescence
Sending letters back east
Would you have forgotten me?

A former friend that
Faded to the west
Was not a cause for concern
Vague promises to return

Twisted my arm
To pull me in
Before I left
You captured my violin

Went to my parents
Asking for their blessings
In remembering me
Haha, how flattering."

Even though
I know that
You're not home
There's a part of me that still hopes you'll be

Somewhere up the stairs
Sitting in your desk chair
Covering envelopes in bits of tape and string

Because if I don't forget you,
Then you're not forgetting me

What was I supposed to say to you?
Feels like I barely knew you
Really, what was I supposed to say?

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from Almost, released February 15, 2019
Guitar, Bass and Voice by Mike Comite

Drums by Steve Sopchak

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Old Best Friend Brooklyn, New York

Mike Comite is your Old Best Friend.

He lives in Brooklyn.

His first full-length is called Living Alone. It's about living alone. It also sounds like living alone.

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