This Is A Fire Door Never Leave Open

Left and Leaving, The Weakerthans

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

Headlights race towards the corner of the dining room. Half illuminate a face before they disappear. You breathe in forty years of failing to describe a feeling. I breathe out smoke against the window, trace the letters in your name. Our letters sound the same; full of all our changing that isn't change at all. All straight lines circle sometime. You said "Somewhere there's a box full of replacement parts to all the tenderness we've broken or let rust away. Somewhere sympathy is more than just a way of leaving. Somewhere someone says 'I'm sorry.' Someone's making plans to stay." So tell me it's okay. Tell me anything, or show me there's a pull, unassailable, that will lead you there, from the dark, alone, benevolence that you've never known, or you knew when you were four and can't remember. Where a small knife tears out those sloppy seams, and the silence knows what you silence means, and your metaphors (as mixed as you can make them) are linked, like days, together. I still hear trains at night, when the wind is right. I remember everything, lick and thread this string that will never mend you or tailor more than a memory of a kitchen floor, or the fire-door that we kept propping open. And I love this place; the enormous sky, and the faces, hands that I'm haunted by, so why can't I forgive these buildings, these frameworks labeled "Home"?

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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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@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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