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Never thought about it like we’re supposed to
Reach up louder lend our lives, each other, and on
All the ranks we’ve earned in uniform
Thanks, take my medals
Watch it blow up as the fire crawls

Now you talk about them new blue uniforms
Caged and ready, silly gaze, your mother’s kitchen cups
But I won’t talk about it and you want talk
Let’s put our fingers to the metal
Turn the night back and forth

On the knife you meant it
Were you supposed to laugh?
Only now it’s different
Did they steal what you’re looking for?
Had enough?
You say goodnight. Was it the first time?
Was it for?
Had enough? You say goodbye
Makes it the first lie
Was it for?

I’m a loose end looking for the cut
Let’s melt our heads together so we can get born
And never talked about it like we’re supposed to
Gave it up - two cameras -
Hide our blushes, instincts, and more
Then all the blow back
We were surrounded and hushed
Kicked up a wasp I guess we gambled hard, stayed too long
And I could want that
For us to see tomorrow
Spread out our differences
Pretend we were two pilgrims in love
You say goodnight
Was it the first time?
Was it for? Had enough?
You say goodbye
Was it the first lie?
Was it for?
Had enough?
I’ve had enough


from Translation Wave, released February 25, 2013



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El Cantador Mobile, Alabama

El Cantador is an American rock band from Mobile, AL who released their new EP "Translation Wave" on Feb.26th, 2013 via Mod Mobilian Records and This Is American Music.

Previously in Dec. of 2010, Heath, Sean, and Alex rented a house near the beach, set-up a studio, and recorded tracks for "Fools For Light," which they released on their own label, Friends Fight Records in 2011.
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