07 June 2010

The Format: "Give It Up"

Well I made my way back down to the valley
Right on past 83rd street
That's where we once belonged
But I’m gone
I swear I’m long gone

So give it up, throw your hats in the air
And change just as they land,
you’re saying "We'll get out of here"
Something tells me that you’re too scared to go

So the stairs that you could climb
Are the ones you’ve left behind
And your eyes light up when we talk about the past
God, I miss those songs we used to sing
Talking like getting away would be the greatest thing
Well me, I got out,
And you, you kept singing to me
Like that's really going to set this free


Like a ghost
You’ve been haunting all these dusty old roads and old homes
The ones we swore we'd never go, oh oh

As for Joe
Oh I’ve seen him around
Then there’s Adam
He’s afraid to go out
I don’t blame him, I just wanted to go out to eat

Then there’s Mark
God damn, I wish him the best
We were kids back then, as if we could progress
Sometimes I, I just can’t sleep
Thinking of everything we could have been so


fitting for a road trip flick's soundtrack.
cue it just as the car pulls out of the driveway.

fitting for my road trip, which may represent
the first time i actually leave for more than a
few months at a time. few people have faith in that,
or at least that's what they tell me. all i know is
a lot of tears were shed upon my exit, so it better
last at least as long as the sobfest did.

while i'm excited to spend some time with
myself, in the car... i'd be lying if i said it
would suck if someone filled in as co-pilot.

as i've mentioned, freelurving for one
is sometimes necessary, but freelurving with a
plus one is often more fun. too bad not-so-stranger boy,
my brother, or one of my freelurving besties* couldn't
throw their hat in the air and run away with me.

it could have been so romantic.
like thelma and louise without the abuse, rape, or suicide.
or natural born killers without the guns.
can you see it?

the format's website
download "give it up"
(or buy it)

*over/getting over these, just to clarify...


  1. confused by tagged words :\

    what is their purpose?

    Wish I could have thrown my hat in the air, but I'm sure you and Kelly are having a blast!

  2. purpose... excitement for the curious? and some links to previous postings.