Sounds Familiar

Fallow, The Weakerthans

Contributors
Vocals, Guitar: John K. Samson
Guitar, Vocals: Stephen Carroll
Drums: Jason Tait
Bass: Greg Smith
Lyrics

We emerged from youth all wide-eyed like the rest. Shedding skin faster than skin can grow, and armed with hammers, feathers, blunt knives: words, to meet and to define and to... but you must know the same games that we played in dirt, in dusty school yards has found a higher pitch and broader scale than we feared possible, and someone must be picked last, and one must bruise and one must fail. And that still twitching bird was so deceived by a window, so we eulogized fondly, we dug deep and threw its elegant plumage and frantic black eyes in a hole, and rushed out to kill something new, so we could bury that too. The first chapters of lives almost made us give up altogether. Pushed towards tired forms of self immolation that seemed so original. I must, we must never stop watching the sky with our hands in our pockets, stop peering in windows when we know doors are shut. Stop yelling small stories and bad jokes and sorrows, and my voice will scratch to yell many more, but before I spill the things I mean to hide away, or gouge my eyes with platitudes of sentiment, I'll drown the urge for permanence and certainty; crouch down and scrawl my name with yours in wet cement.

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@theweakerthans

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

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Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run.

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@theweakerthans

Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

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Artist Bio

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

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@theweakerthans

#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

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WINNIPEG - We found a lot of rare tour merch, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, and posters in our basements and decided to have a garage sale. Come on down to Thom Bargen coffee & tea between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th and check out what we have to offer.

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

See Original

@theweakerthans

John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

See Original

@theweakerthans

#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

See Original

WINNIPEG - We found a lot of rare tour merch, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, and posters in our basements and decided to have a garage sale. Come on down to Thom Bargen coffee & tea between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th and check out what we have to offer.

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More fun poster art...

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@theweakerthans

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

See Original

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run.

See Original

@theweakerthans

Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

See Original

Nice poster from back in the 0's

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@theweakerthans

A cool old file we found by local artist Marcel Dzama. http://t.co/r0b2Io1mv5

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