The Hold Steady (still) almost kills me….

From their first album Almost Killed Me — track 10 ‘Killer Parties’:

If they ask why we left in the first place. 
Say we were young and we were so in love. 
I guess we just needed space. 
We heard about this place they called the United States.

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There’s nothing to wind down your day better than storytime with Craig Finn.

The Hold Steady – Certain Songs

The lyrics here are just astounding. From Craig Finn & Co’s first album:

i guess you’re old enough to know. kids out on the west coast are taking off their clothes. screwing in the surf and going out to shows. they get high and ride around in gtos. i guess you’re old enough to know. certain songs they get so scratched into our souls