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lyrics

I was born down by the river back in 1991
by the time that I could walk I knew I couldn't be your son
and I never felt just right
I'll always have your face but we will never be alike

I'm not a boy scout, I'm not a little league star
I'm a tiny little mouse who sings and plays guitar
and the further that you push me the further I will go
Dad I wrote this song for you
because I thought that you should know

We moved to Massachusetts back in 2003
and the ocean was my mother and my fathers were the trees
and they raised me on their own
they were all I had 'cause you were never home

I'm not a boy scout, but I like to play with cedars and the pines
maybe you would understand me if you only had the time
and the further that you push me the further I will go
Dad I wrote this song for you
because I thought that you should know

You drove me down to Philly back in 2009
and you asked if there was anything you could do at the time
so I threw you a bone
I moved back north and then out west, and I'm never coming home

I'm not a boy scout but I'm searching for someone who understands
and if you want me back, I can't be your little man
and the further that you push me, the further I will go
Dad I wrote this song for you
because I thought that you should know

credits

from Dawn​/​/​Dust, released December 20, 2016
Sasha Eve - banjo, accordion, vox
Al Danger - guitar, vox
Moony Marrow - bass

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Mouse and Banjo Portland, Oregon

Born by a river, raised by the ocean. Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, organizing with radical anarcho-queer folks, grappling with emotions, and pursuing anti-oppressive ideals.

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