Second Best

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lyrics

if you don’t know the things I want, then fake it
I’ve always been the easiest to please
when we were young we played the Allied Powers
now you just wanna be the Japanese

who knows the words that always bring me down?
And the vows we break won’t always make a sound

the girls I knew before you were all losers
but I cared about them just the same
and kept score in my flashy Trapper Keeper
filled with many variations of our names

who finds his failures live in simulcast?
who’s been assured he’s always second best?

it’s my narrow writing crawling down the wall
should’ve never told you “I need you like a spider needs to feed again”
but it doesn’t mean a thing- you know that
I will clean the house up if you promise not to leave

it’s not in your blue-eyed cool compassion
it’s not the way you fill your favorite jeans
it’s cause after all this time you still believe me
I love you for your gullibility

so grab your Starfleet boots and your studded leather vest
and let’s put my double dealing to the test

credits

from the Passengers, released May 21, 2012
Written by Sean Michael Robinson.

Mitch Ebert-- drums, backing vocals
Alma Garcia de Lilla-- violin, backing vocals
Chad Lindhorst-- lead vocal, bass
Christy Mooers-- guitar
Sean Michael Robinson-- wurli, backing vocals

Engineered by Chad with Sean. Mixed by Sean.
Produced by Sean and Landlord's Daughter.

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Landlord's Daughter Seattle, Washington

"The violin and guitar work on the album are impeccable..."
"The Passengers isn't a rock musical, per se, but the album certainly strikes that chord. In the vein of the Decemberists' The Hazards Of Love (though a little less gruesome), Landlord's Daughter are melodious, theatrical storytellers."

—Line Out, The Stranger
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