Building Houses

from Highways and Cityscapes by Happy Heartbreak

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I unpacked by bags today just to load them into boxes to get stored away. And you, living up the bar scene again. You swore to yourself, your friends, your God, you wouldn't be this person. But then again, I swore I'd never fall in Love or fall apart again, yet here I am.

You, model for your new friends to be. Your smile painted like your makeup to prove to everyone you're happy. While I'm calling this airport my home. I feel appropriately seated in the exit row, or so I think. But then again, I thought we'd build a house and make a home some day, yet here we stay.

Oh, it's hard to build a home if there's no one there.
The first night is the worst. Tangled sheets let me know that you're missing. Oh, it's hard to build a home if there's no one there.
We can put the puzzle pieces together with the corner bent. We'll never show the picture, but it doesn't hide the wear and tear.

I'm trying to love the loft you chose, but it faces cement walls with no sun outside the window. And you don't understand my daily war. It's a battle with myself I've never won before. I never thought I'd be alone in my late twenties. They're playing our song on the radio, but you're clapping on the off beat.

Oh, it's hard to build a home if there's no one there.
The first night is the worst. Tangled sheets let me know that you're missing. Oh, it's hard to build a home if there's no one there.
We can put the puzzle pieces together with the corner bent. We'll never show the picture, but it doesn't hide the wear and tear.

So wear me around like the sleeve of your heart like you're proud of me. Oh, wear me. I can hardly believe it that you wanna be with this.

So, tear me into tiny pieces, I guess I always needed this. Oh, tear me apart in little pieces, my heart so you can see this. We'll start, you won't believe this, you can always have a piece of my heart.

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from Highways and Cityscapes, released May 15, 2015

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Seattle-based alt-rock / emo-pop known for reflective storytelling and energetic live shows.

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