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Death Of The '80's Arcades

from Fix It If You Hate It by The Riffbrokers



Well the all night train ride
quiet whispered rendezvous
And your Sway is denied
She’s not some weak kneed ingenue
And the Trees that sweep sad
Phone lines that stole someone’s view
Takes the fear out of tearful
The day that i come back for you

I forget how lit up i feel when your eyes are on me
And its Fraught with tension
The day of my delivery
Was it knock down drag out
Like two pugilists in the ring?
As my welfare drone dad and Dr. Wight might’ve been

The drawstring playground in my mind
It Sparkles like a jewel
The longing surround sound misplaced
Like some Sought after tool
The best bet swing set skinned your knees
At Recess time in school
When the bell rings, jump from those swings braying like a mule

Well my flags at half mast
My dictionary’s cracked in half
And the stars’ whole lifespan
Defined by their own fiery wrath
And the Road rage wage slave drinks til the neon lights fade
And this Trend where the fun ends
The death of the 80s arcades

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from Fix It If You Hate It, released October 1, 2004


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The Riffbrokers Seattle, Washington

Northwest powerpop twang outfit formed 1999, Boise Idaho. Band nucleus Nick and Heather Millward moved to Seattle the following year. They've traveled the land since and released over five full length albums on their homemade label Unsmashable Records.

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