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so i read a postcard from a girl i used to know
she asked lots of questions about my life
i never wrote her back, didn’t know what to tell her
i knew i could not sell her my lies

craft me some story, tell her everything is fine
i could tell her i’ve been smoking lights
i know she won’t believe me anyway
she just wants me to say i’m alright

i’ll tell her life is a marathon, i’ve been counting my steps
yeah life is a marathon, don’t know how much we have left

sing my songs of longing, these desperate pleas for love
but they are really not that desperate
cause i haven’t made much money but i’ve made many friends
they will be there when i’m losing steam

really doesn’t matter how many records i sell
it doesn’t matter cause i won’t let it
why would i want to be some one hit wonder?
i’m happy being underground

i know life is a marathon, i’m not running for time
yeah life is a marathon, and i’m not falling behind

who needs a sense of purpose, we all just need some trust
to take the path that is least chosen
it took me long enough to get my shit together
i’m better at owning my fate

maybe i’m just wired to write these survival songs
for all the ones who really need them
i can make a difference one person at a time
i got bigger things in mind, but they can wait

i know life is a marathon, i’m gonna lunge at the finish
yeah life is a marathon, fuck man i’m in it to win it


from Marathon, released August 29, 2014


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