I Have Walked

from by Hans Bilger

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I Have Walked
© 2010 Hans Bilger

I have walked down this street before
when I didn’t know your name
I’ve seen these colors in those eyes before
when the one they belonged to was the same

but on the back porch in that warm decay
oh, I just played along
chainlinks stitching up our yards
but the floodlights overhead were hard
oh, it was a different song
I felt the chords begin to fray

I watched all those insipid tv shows
you insisted that I see
I took your needle and sewed myself new clothes
the one you used to tear out all the seams

but by the water in the summertime
oh, I just played along
breezes toying with your hair
but the barges far across the bay
oh, they played a different song
you became too much to bear

and as I turn the corner of the street
it’s you I see before me
I’ll tell you now, I couldn’t take the heat
of the way you pretended to adore me


from Old First, released September 17, 2014



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Hans Bilger New York

I'm a bassist, ukulele player, and singer originally from Brooklyn, NY. I'm junior at Yale University at the moment, and I spend most of my time playing music, sleeping, and learning about ecology. I'm also trying to build an electric oud.

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