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Oh these things that pass as love songs
Do they make your heart pulse as you're singing along?
They feel so familiar and conveyer belt made,
The recycled clippings of old turns of phrase

And if I were to write a song for you,
You know that a song this simple simply wouldn't do

With their verses of bodily harm
The bullets and trains they would stop with their arms
Endure any torment to save your life
The self sacrifice of love suicide

And if I were to write a song for you,
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do

I wouldn't describe your celestial attributes
How God stole some stars and he gave two to you
And now your eyes shine like beacons in nights without light
And lead me through the darkness and keep my course right

If I were to write a song for you,
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do
All of the innumerable ineffable ways unfit to describe you
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do

Should I call you angel and begin to describe
Your heavenly beauty and time at God's side
How you couldn't be human, how He must've cried
When you fell to earth and left heaven's gates behind

And if I were to write a song for you,
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do
All the innumerable ineffable ways unfit to describe you
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do

I wouldn't tie up your present with these secondhand chords
Or wrap it in a melody that you've seen before
What I want to give you would make you cry
You would reach for my lips with tears in your eyes

If I were to write a song for you,
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do
All of the innumerable ineffable ways unfit to describe you
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do
You know that a song this simple it simply wouldn't do

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from International Conflict for Beginners, released July 4, 2016

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The Most Americans Boston, Massachusetts

Spacey rock n roll from Boston, MA with sweet harmonies and a great attitude. Music you'd take home to mom and dad, then later makeout to when they're asleep.

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