Sebring

from by Ice Plants

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You stole the keys to your mother's Chrysler Sebring
And we took off like two vandals at the first sight of a gun
Hormones raging in our glands and parents just don't understand
As we mumble out our plans to live life on the run
We were seventeen years old and our love shone bright as gold
With the tops down to the cold our hearts basked in the glow
We thought we could live forever on cigarettes and cloudy weather
bags of off-brand fruity leather stashed in the back seat

Well we were young and we were dumb
But we were following the sun
And following was everything that served
To keep us on the run
And in our minds we realized
They were the best years of our lives
But if they were the best, they never coalesced

Now we're many miles away and honey I just have to say
That up until this very day I've never felt so free
Try to smile your reply but tears are forming in your eyes
As you let out with a sigh I love you too but see
The home we left 3 weeks ago is all the home I've ever known
And I still need time to grow before I go away
Too proud to agree with you, but I guess I felt it too
With our eyes on the rear view my foot fell on the brake

Well we were young and we were dumb
But with our backs turned to the sun
We're returning to everything that served to
Keep us on the run
And in our minds we realized
They were the best years of our lives
They may be the best
but first let's try the rest

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from Keep, released October 24, 2012

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Ice Plants Santa Ana, California

Ice Plants is really just Matthew McKinley, and he's sorry for misleading you. He used to make music as Dirigible, but it turns out that's an Argentinian funk band and things got confusing.

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