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i love being back in the pacific northwest for the summer. this is basically what i've been up to in a nutshell.

coming back north its like i never left home
it all happened so fast for feeling all too slow
but the interstate kept all of these people on my mind
and you'll find it gets greener every mile that you drive

north east south best coast to stay near though
if you left for new heights it'll still be here
because the monumental mountains maintain the kind of
temperament for temperate conditions and living every minute

lets find us a place between the water and the trees
and just enjoy being here just you and me
and we'll acknowledge how fucked up things can be sometimes
but by dumb luck or something magic we turned out just fine

just say anything at all and let the echo talk back
cos these trees still remember the first time you laughed
and when you cried or yelled or felt anything at all
do you ever wonder how these giants grow so tall

I may not know exactly who i am
but i know where i'm at home

took a walk down to the water sometime last night
and saw where the waves turned into the sky
and how a city so close still felt a world away
from the secret sandy shores under where i stayed

and it got so silent like we'd always been there
at the edge of the world without a single care
growing roots deep down into the mainland's ground
cos we were born right out of the puget sound

I may not know exactly who i am
but i know where i'm at home

the water never sparkled as bright as right now
so that the way it lights up makes you wonder how
the air is getting warmer w/ less and less clouds
after 3 wet seasons it's all worth it right now

the great outdoors gets greater by the day
and theres only so much that i can manage to say
to capture the contrasts of the cool cool shade
and the white hot sand under where i lay

theres nothing like a fire as the sun goes down
letting everything around slowly fade right out
until the only thing i see are the brightest faces of
the people i have found in this amazing place

I may not know exactly who i am
but i know where i'm at home
and home is here
it's the best damn time of the year

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from Lila Burns plays the Ukulele (Demo), released June 13, 2011

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