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Abandonware (Josh and Jer)

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These games we play
Are another way
To redefine the pleasure
Of sign and decay

Has that romantic streak marbled your heart?
Spend all your days picking up pieces
Of a life, that by all rights hasn’t fallen apart

Do you know what I mean?
What power gives my words meaning?

You told me, way back, that your friends were your family
Now that you are angry with them all the time
I guess they really are

Disappointed, or Relieved?
Such easy cruelty
I can’t believe you’d be so naive

Any bond can be poisoned,
If you’re to be believed

Despite what people say
Ours is no heroic act

Love and Decay
Yet we live against the day

Grow up and apart
Grow old and get smart
From the ghosts that share your name
Hone your art

Do you still live like you did?
Takeout five nights in a row
Laundry’s at the wash and fold
And good God, you’re looking old!

Over your shoulder
At a world getting older
What can we bring?
We still haven’t learned a thing!


from Abandonware, released June 2, 2015



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Roman a Clef Brooklyn, New York

Roman a Clef is Ryan Newmyer and Jen Goma (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow) along with producer extraordinaire Kurt Feldman (Ice Choir). Fusing densely ambitious pop-craft with lush and inventive production, Roman a Clef is releasing their debut record “Abandonware” on Infinite Best (Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna) on June 2nd. ... more

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