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One Minute

from Trial & Error by Seth Benjamin

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it all starts tinted rose, not a wrong move in sight
i could be picasso if you turned out the light
we were married by fall, honeymooned from our rooms
put the mailman through school just to say "write back soon"

and we cried out as we cut ourselves down to words
but what else were we to do
when i would have written the rest of my life
just to have it read by you

well i'll spare you the rest, we both know how it ends
haven't seen the mailman since i don't know when
one less ticket this time as i board the greyhound
watch the fireworks that night with the sound turned down

and i won't act like none of this weighs in my chest
as i'm struck by deja vu
but these days i find it's less bitter than sweet
to recall my days with you

and i relived every fight
but i'm still not sure what for
i'm not proud of every word
but what's the use in keeping score

so i'm done laying blame, it's unfair to old selves
to read the autopsy but never bid farewell

i'll admit it wasn't according to plan
or the way we hoped it'd be
but we were gods for one minute before we came down
and that's more than long enough for me


from Trial & Error, released November 13, 2016
Seth Benjamin: vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, organ
Mert Ussakli: drums
Jenna Li: xylophone
written by Seth Benjamin




Seth Benjamin & the Philistines Brooklyn, New York

Seth Benjamin & the Philistines are an alt-rock band from Brooklyn. Their songs have been called "catchy and sad."

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