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From "Nothing Is Ruined" (2011)

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We've got no magic blueprint
But we've got our share of idle hands
With a bit of sweat we're gonna
Make some kind of monument that stands
And we'll have a better year
The wind has blown the bricks away
But they're not hard to find
We'll make them come to us
And keep us true to what we designed.

We're just shoring up the levy
We are building better walls
We are sharpening our eyes
We're gonna make a few more calls
Because nothing is ruined.
It just needs a little time.

We'll keep our knives in cupboards
And we'll paper the walls with our songs
We'll build ourselves into the framework
So the beams know right from wrong.
We'll have a better year.
Oh, my fingers in the windowpane
Your feet buried underground
We'll build a home from ou r bodies
Inch by inch, and pound by pound.

We're just shoring up the levy
We are building better walls
We are sharpening our eyes
We're gonna make a few more calls
Because nothing is ruined.
It just needs a little time.
Nothing is ruined.
So we're gonna take our time.

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from Discrete Packets of Song: A Compilation, released December 12, 2016

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Aaron J. Shay Seattle, Washington

Sci-fi inspired banjo rock and literary ukulele. You're probably gonna like it.

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