Friday 9 October 2015

Spoonboy - Linus and Me

"it’s about how over the course of your life you connect with people briefly and then often you each move in different directions.  i feel like sometimes there’s an inclination to distance yourself from the people who remind you of your past, either because you’ve changed and don’t want to be reminded of your old self or because you’re not comfortable with the ways that they’ve changed.  either way i think it’s important to remember and treasure the really positive things we take away from our relationships with the people we’ve been close to, whether or not we’re close to them anymore and that’s kind of what the song is about."

  Spoonboy (aka David Combs) was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, though is now based in Washington DC and was previously a member of The Max Levine Ensemble. He's released a couple of albums, on Plan-it-X Records as well as numerous demos, splits etc. You can check those releases out here :

  D.I.Y. heartfelt folk punk songs dealing with personal politics and addressing topics such as feminism and gender have been his stock in trade but after over a decade he's brought the curtain down on the Spoonboy project.

  The song I'm posting, which was released last year on the split 7" with Philadelphia's The Goodbye Party, is called Linus And Me. and features members of justsomepunksongs' favourites Martha. The video, filmed mainly in Durham (north east England), is a joy......

linus and me, we were talking about first loves, 
how they burn out, leave you charred 
and then changed completely. 
i thought about that one summer burning in the suburbs: 
me and caroline making eyes and waiting on the subway. 
she'd sought me out like the stamp that finished her collection, 
like a dying breed in danger of extinction, 
and we fell into each other without the slightest bit of caution, 
until the whole thing fell out from under our feet. 
i see caroline sometimes walking down the street, 
and her head’s all full up with those people she meets. 
i wanna call out and say "hey, thanks for everything, caroline" 
but she don't go by that name no more… 

and if she saw me tonight, she wouldn't look at me twice, 
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright... alright. 
me and caroline walked different paths in life, 
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright… alright. 

tommy and me, we had committed a crime, 
not a lot to it, just something we did at the time. 
there was war in the air and it troubled my mind. 
there were secrets between us, but i'd been sure 
the things we shared, well they were ours, 
but there was something there i hadn't seen before 
when i saw tommy in his military uniform: 
he'd just been looking for a war. 

and if he saw me tonight he might not look me in the eye, 
but you know, don't you know, it's alright… alright… alright. 
me and tommy we had different wars to fight, 
but you know, don't you know, it's just gotta be alright. 

it took a while thinking about someone new 
before i broke and took down that old picture you drew. 
you know they say moving on is just something you do. 
could be. i don’t know. i think sometimes it just happens to you. 
you find your path and you take that road. 
when you look back, i hope that know 
the things we share and the ways we grow, 
they’re due to all the people we've known. 

and when you saw me tonight i know it didn't feel right, 
but you know, don't you know, it takes time, yeah it takes time. 
me and you, we held a little too tight. 
but you know, don't you know, it's just gotta be alright.

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