Rhode Island by The Front Bottoms




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Published on Jun 7, 2012

I love this song, too. And no offense to anyone, but, the versions that were on here werent the best. So, here it is. Rhode Island by The Front Bottoms. You can buy the whole album on itunes. It's srsly great! Lyrics further below.

Theres a true story behind this song. The band was playing a DIY punk festival in Rhode Island and they met this kid who told them he was going to ride his bike from his home in Vermont to Florida. All he had with him was his backpack, filled with drugs. (The guys think this is what he used to "pay his way" around). Jump ahead two months later, when The Front Bottoms are playing a show in New York City and they see the same kid. After exchanging hellos, he tells the guys that he made it as far as South Carolina and turned around. At this point his backpack was empty, but still needed to travel back home to Vermont. listen to the story here: http://lastfmpresents.radio.com/2011/...

****I dont own this song at all. All ownership and credit is due to the members of The Front Bottoms****

I wonder how that bike trips going
I wonder if the government knows he's hiding
It'd probably take a couple months
Florida's a long way from Rhode Island

I watch her rest her hands inside her lap
I try to focus hard as her eyes don't make the frame
I try to work up the courage to kiss the bottom half of her face
And Mora cut her hair in Baltimore right before I left
I watch her sitting by herself talking to herself,
Breathing calmly then try to catch her breath.

Casanova just can't turn the charm on
Or find any of the right vibrations
I know these women if he don't wanna do it
Then they are probably just gunna make him
You can never tell when their fucking around

Everything you're feeling is common
Even though you never felt so alone
I could probably catch a ride to your house
And borrow a bike to get back home

She says you gotta promise not to break
No matter how far you are bent
She says I gotta shift my position and try to get comfortable again
We both choose the same tone mine was an alarm clock ringing from a cell phone
Mouth the words to me so we can keep things quiet
And I'll still know exactly what you mean.

And it is probably just my friends fucking around.
Yeah it is probably just my friends fucking around.
They never cut me any slack.
It's just my friends fucking around.

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