Recollecting

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This is the only track on the album that was not written in the past six months; however I felt like the lyrics definitely fit the theme of this album (a love letter to Katie for our wedding day). This song is simply about not being consumed by the past. While it does ring a sort of serious note to this otherwise lighthearted album, I think it works because I couldn't be happier than where I am now, and where I am headed with Katie!

Also, I mention jumping in a lake. Let's pretend that I meant Chautauqua Lake!

lyrics

Far away from all of the eyes
Stormy clouds cover the skies, cuz
You can't collect on recollecting

Like a lone star stuck in the night
Waiting for light to suck out the brightness
That's not as trite as it seems

For our future's sake
Let's jump in a lake
And rinse the sweat stick off of our limbs
I'll propose a toast to those who froze
Underneath
Because they stayed out too late

Nearly nude under the sky
Clouds clutter my unopened eyes, cuz
You can't collect on recollecting

Like a lone boat stuck on the sea
Which once was wishing for freedom
It's not a freeing as it seems

For our future's sake
Let's jump in a lake
And rinse the sweat stick off of our limbs
I'll propose a toast to those who froze
Underneath
Because they stayed out too late

credits

from I Am Because We Are, released June 19, 2015
Jack Rosenberger: Guitar / Vocals
Mitch Masterson: Bass / Percussion

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barrow burrow Blacksburg, Virginia

Barrow Burrow’s name comes from the winter I spent in Alaska, where out of necessity, I discovered that I could write a song. Barrow - the northernmost town in the United States - signifies my relocation north. Burrow - an underground home a mammal lives in to protect itself from harsh weather - signifies the time I spent recording in my apartment waiting for the winter darkness to subside. ... more

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