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This track first appeared on my album "Little Films," recorded and released in 2006 with my Italian band, Ice Cream on Mondays. The Sentimentals have always liked this one so we decided to dust it off and record a Danish version nearly a decade later. This is another song who has lyrics that date back in time - the first pass was written in 2000, I think - and I just kept pulling it out and working on it until I found the one that stuck.

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well I can take your pictures down now
and put up new ones of happier times
and not be afraid of your angry ghost
with its face like sucked limes
that sour expression may very well be my fault
but it’s time now for me to let that go
there will be less checking around corners
for the thumbs-up man to give me the say so

and sometimes there aren’t fireworks,
and the explosions go pop quietly in the night,
a misfire or two that no one can explain
sometimes all the gunpowder in the world will not light
it fails to light up the sky

will you come haunting my last good breath?
I think there will be more good breaths for us both
is it okay for me to smile when I wake up
instead of worrying if you’ve climbed down off that rope?
and I had faith that it all would pass
but it wasn’t until I saw exactly how
that I was able to somewhat understand
the way these things sometimes work out

and sometimes there aren’t fireworks,
and the explosions go pop quietly in the night,
a misfire or two that no one can explain
sometimes all the gunpowder in the world will not light
it will not light up the sky

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from With The Sentimentals, released January 20, 2015

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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