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lyrics

Noraleen, this is an unrequited ballad
Noraleen, the future here without you seems quite pallid
In my dreams, I rotoscope our romance on a makeshift screen
Witnessing our first and final days and all that's in between

Everything we had was so we didn't want to let it go
Sometimes it builds a tension that's maddening
The pressure was a powder keg sitting under perfect dreams
Soon it would explode in tragedy
Noraleen

Noraleen, you had to up and go just where you had to go
Leaving me caught up in this tidal wave and whirlpool flow
Yes, I schemed, hoping that my machinations made us clean
The jokes on me, the truth much too late in the discovery

Noraleen, who knows where this broken road will take you?
Every street leads to a dead end that breaks you
It would be so much better if you never met me
What you believed, I could be, but you never let me

Sometimes it's best to walk away, get out while the getting's good
It was a decision we couldn't see
Love is what you forgot when you took the gun and shot
Now it's just a pool of blood, the floor and me
Noraleen

Noraleen, this is an unrequited ballad
Noraleen, the future here without you seems quite pallid

credits

from Here's To Another, released March 29, 2017
Written by Mike Schrand

Mike Schrand: Lead vocals, ukelele, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion
Ken Kase: Backing vocals, organ, harpsichord, percussion
Alyssa Avery: Violin
Jake Brookman: Cello

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The Birthday People St. Louis, Missouri

A studio duo born out of like musical minds writing songs about the human condition with a wry smile and all frilly with musical accompaniment.

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