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Speed bumps
you try to slow me down
in a fast world

you try to hold me down
with your slow words

it's not your fault
I see planets
you see suburbs

we started out with the same goals
same love
same lifestyle
6 musicians from the same mold

same highs
same lows
same clubs
same shows
watching all our colleagues get hot
while we stayed cold

immune system down
you caught the bug
stopped the head nod
started to shrug

start to plant root
cable TV
start to think "I"
stop thinking
"we" always laughed at
people who fell for the blue collar trap
and the college degree but as
as time goes by you
start to wonder
who'll be laughing further down the line
it's all about time.

Speedbumps? G, for me it was like "speedspikes..." laid a slick little trap at night... at the height of the ride when everything I thought was all right, pulled some shit that makes a nigga wanna (fight).... threw a speedbump when you was tryin' to speedball, go ahead with ya bad self because it's all good - for the karma, for the honor, for your mama, for the house, for the wife, for the change-the-baby drama. But I still love you, and I'm understanding better, I'll never be clever enough to put some hella cheddar before dreams, my love (after) material things, in search of what "the good life" means. It's a tough recovery but I'll be fine, and for a lack of hope in hard time I pray you stay blind... so do your thing and I'll do mine and in time we'll sit back and all laugh. Ha.

Immune system's down,
you caught the bug,
stopped the headnod,
started to shrug...
start to plant root,
cable TV,
start thinking "I,"
stop thinking "we" always laughed at the people who fell for the blue collar trap and the college degree but as time goes by you start to wonder who'll be laughing further down the line. It's all about time.

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from FortNightShift EP (2005), released January 1, 2005

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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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