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Sean Newton - They Must Have Lost Their Minds

from An Intimate Evening by Grade School Records



This is a song about people who can watch their life get worse and worse and have little motivation to do something about it. This song is also me trying to sound my most at ease with the music I like; when I record, I'm always trying to experiment and one up myself, and sometimes that gets a little... Exhausting. So this song is me trying my best to relax, and remind myself that the music I grew up loving was simple, straightforward, catchy, and utterly melancholic.


Its well past midnight when she comes walking through the door
He waited hours, finally passed out on the bedroom floor
Sara tiptoed lightly round the room
Steven woke up, got in bed, passed out til well past noon

He never sees her anymore
Things don't feel quite like they did before

Sara brings the groceries in through the front door
He doesn't notice her, he's seen her face 10 times or more
Steven's busy watching law and order
Impatiently waiting for the commercial to be over

He's waiting for it to resume
She retreats back to their room

Sara keeps herself awake
Thinking that all good things can break
Scrolling through the last 3 years of life
Steven thinks of all the places he's been
Just living on whiskey and routine
Feels like leaving all his dreams behind

They feel like this for months at a time
If this is love then they've lost their mind

They lie in bed in silence side by side
Contemplate all the things they've tried
Til Sara says its time for her to leave
Sara packs a suitcase and leaves home
Steve and Sara are alone
Without so much as one goodbye


from An Intimate Evening, released February 5, 2016
Recorded at The Jazz Ghetto
Written, Performed, Engineered and Mixed by Sean Newton


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