Handful of Straws

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I'm actually not a good sport when it comes to people who go back on their word (or thing. would've never been written. Right?)
Written by Maria Cahill


if you lived in my world, you might mistake a smile for a friendship
take a bite of the fruit and find out later it was all pit
like a child pick a dandelion and call it a flower
good things always seem to happen and then they always sour

I had a handful of straws and you drew the last one
like to show you the light but you'd only stare into the sun
life's not a game, I gave three strikes anyway
I was a good sport while you whittled my patience away

the sun never really sets, never leaves us alone here
it’s just my point of view that lets me watch it disappear
so I changed my point of view to believe your word was all that I needed
never thinking briars might come up when it was roses I’d seeded


from Sun's Glow, released January 1, 2001
Maria Cahill, Vocals, Banjo
Steve Cahill, Bass, Vocals
Chris Cotter, Drum kit
Pete Rhee, Fiddle
Mark Unruh, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Hoagy Wing, Dumbek, Percussion
Mark Moss, Sound Engineer, Target Studio
Alex Forster, cover art


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