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Just outside the backstage door
You couldn’t lift me from the floor
A heavy heart so tired of trying
But could this be the face of love
I’d never seen, only dreamed of
Who would have known that she existed
Sadly sir you are mistaken
Don’t get your hopes up man, she’s taken
But she follows me around as if an answer to a prayer

You bide your time
I’ll bite my tongue
Our sun’s not set
Our day’s not done
This winter night
A cold embrace
I'll stand outside

An idealistic leap of faith
Rushing in we couldn’t wait
Advertising to impress you
Fearlessly embrace the world
Five seven five, imperfect girl
Let’s just forget that you’re still wounded
But she could never call me 'ralrith'
Or ring the cell phone that I sleep with
To say our list of plans
is longer than the time we seem to have

You bide your time
I’ll bite my tongue
Our sun’s not set
Our day’s not done
This winter night’s
A cold embrace
You said goodbye
I’m not ready for this

A crooked smile in faded chalk
A breaking point, we need to talk
Are you still claiming it's confusion?
Another flare that wouldn’t last
I’d give you anything you’d ask
Even feigning this illusion

We're through the crossroads of our lives now
Would moving backwards fix it somehow?
Run off and find yourself,
just kiss me one last time I swear I’ll go

You bide your time
I’ll bite my tongue
Our sun’s not set
Our day’s not done
You said goodbye
A cold embrace
I'll stand outside
This winter night

You bide your time
I'll bite my tongue
Our sun has set
This day is done
Another love
A compromise
I stand aside


from .​.​.​Makes Another Record!, released May 31, 2014
Jay Butkowski - vocals
Rob Nelson - trumpet
Greg Grispart - tenor / alto sax
Dave Rattner - trombone
Reggie Dizon - keyboards, vocals
Dave Santin - rhythm & lead guitar
Dayv Frost - bass guitar, additional horns, lead vocals, etc.
Mike Lamagna - drums



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Back Up Jackson New Jersey

Jersey Ska band Back Up Jackson was formed in the winter of 2001 and has played colleges and clubs, bars and backyards, bringing their mix of high-energy virtuosity and eclectic influences to audiences in Central Jersey and beyond. The band blends elements of third-wave ska, jazz, blues, R&B, rock, and punk to create a sound all their own. ... more

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