The Price of Postcards

from Summer, Slowly by Benchmarks

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features Camille Faulkner on vocals

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tonight, I can see you in the moon above the dashboard
and I can hear your voice in hotel lobby Beach Boys records
and I may be in Ohio, or I may be in Vancouver
and it feels just like forever, and I wish I was home sooner

the price of postcards change from state to state
but black coffee tastes the same everywhere
and we feel the weight of phone calls that can’t be face to face
sitting outside the hotel by the stairs
I haven’t seen the sun in days, but tonight we have the moon
don’t worry about me, baby, I love you and I’m coming home real soon

it’s cold in November and you’re a thousand miles from me
and it’s cold in California, like it’s cold in Tennessee
and I could say, “I miss you” but it doesn’t do the trick
like those Carolina Winters, where it snows but doesn’t stick

when I get home we can go back to Sylvan Park and make out in your car
or drive out to Dickson County and look out at the stars
and maybe feel a little smaller, while our burdens feel so big
and I will hold you close forever, or as long as this world exists

and I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I want to be
and that’s back home beside you, and our new family
I’ve never seen anything so beautiful, and I’ve never been more afraid
but fear can’t hold a candle to the beauty that we’ve made

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from Summer, Slowly, released August 21, 2020

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