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This, Too, Shall Pass

from The Spoils of War by Val Bauer

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I should have know that this would end
as your tattoo reminded me every time
that I helped you get undressed
I guess I knew this would happen
Knew that you'd grow tired of me
after one too many times
breaking down on your bed

Well lately I've been doing so well,
but I guess tonight I'm relapsing
But this is the last one that I'll write,
it's the last one I'll sing

The hardest thing I've ever done
was turn and walk away from you,
never looking back
After I kissed you for the last time
and you closed the door and drove away,
never looking back

Been writing letters in my head
of all the things I wanted to say,
but knowing that I would never write or send
Been writing words on dark days that never end
to put to trusty chords that you're not gonna hear
cos you never want to hear me again

I wonder how long you knew what you were going to do
Did you on our anniversary, when I gave you that ring
at the top of the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier?
Wonder what you've done with it, probably thrown it out to sea
to rid yourself of me

This is the last one that I'll write
I swear this time it's true


from The Spoils of War, released April 26, 2019


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Val Bauer Portland, Oregon

From Portland, Oregon, Val Bauer writes songs of earnest confessionalism, following in the songwriter tradition but built on a pop-punk foundation. Val's music is about the struggle, but also the optimism that it's possible to not have to accept what's given us; that we're all fighting the same fight, and that we're not alone. ... more

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