Each New Place
Words & Music by Mike Maimone
(c) 2007

That same old neon sign
I've passed 1,000 times.
A late-night beacon of grease
for hungry passers-by looking for a release.

I signal and check behind
it's the end of another line.
It's just about time for peace
on my weary travelin' mind, finally.

But a closer look I'll never take;
don't want to see the sign is not exactly the same.
As far as I know it's never changed,
but baby those lights bring me a little bit of home in each new place.

Everybody's working for a solution.
Trying to figure shit out on their own.
Put it all together, it's one big confusion.
Nights I pray I'll change... and find a better place to call my home.


from Open Mic Nights, Empty Bottle Mornings, released September 15, 2008


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