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Things I Remember
Words & Music by Mike Maimone
(c) 2005

Sometimes you have to walk a mile
to realize you've walked a mile too far.
And sometimes you have to try awhile
to realize you've been trying too hard.
I don't really know where I want to go,
but at least I know where I ought to be.

I hear it’s snowing back at home.
The only frost out here is in my ice box.
And sand just doesn’t crunch beneath my feet
Like when we looked at Christmas lights on our street.
Couldn’t have known I’d miss the cold
But now it’s just one of those things…

Those silly little things I remember
And more important ones I forget
Well life just changes so quickly,
Now memories are all that I have left.
They’re all good to me.
Yeah, they’re all good to me.

You laughed so hard when I slipped on the sidewalk,
So I got up and pushed you in the snow.
Mom, she was yelling from the front porch,
“Kids come in or you're gonna catch cold.”
And dad’s sorting mail at the table,
Dinner smelled so good from the stove.

But now I’m wading in the ocean.
All these thoughts get lost in the waves.
And there’s no more beers in my ice box
Cause I’ve been getting wasted here for days.
All I really want this Christmas
Is just to know what I really want.

Those silly little things I remember
And more important ones I forget
Well life just changed on me quickly,
Now memories are all that I have left.
They’re all good to me.
Yeah, they’re all good to me.

credits

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

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