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My Dad and I are connecting (long distance) less and less these years. I sure got a hell of a lot busier, and I think he's going more and more his own way. I wrote this song a long time ago—must have been 2007 or 2008 in Island Bay, New Zealand—but never discussed it with him. It was just a song more than a reaction... wasn't it? I had a lovely girlfriend at the time and it was hard for her to hear it; she was a songwriter herself, but she was the girl I loved to love. I sure don't mean to hurt anyone with it, yet I do feel this song needs to be out there on its own, and the guys did a great job playing on it. I'm pretty happy with this one. I hope there's no hard feelings!

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Same As You
© Jesse Rivest, 2010

I thought of you on your birthday
You might have turned fifty-six
On a barstool next to Tom Farmer
With your eye on Lucy Glide

Well you were lonely and abandoned
A dreamer through and through
But a homesteader needs a family
You don't like to sleep alone

I was in another long talk
With the girl I loved to love
About priorities and commitments
Oh man, I was letting her down

As she got up and left the room
I saw my stepmom leaving you
I sat and wondered what it was you did
Or what it was you couldn't give
I was scared I'd be the same as you

I thought of you on your birthday
I'm sure my half-brothers did, too
And after twenty-five years together
I hear my stepmom resents you

I was in another long good-bye
With the girl I loved to love
She wanted answers I thought I had
I wanted freedom most of all

As I closed the door behind her
I saw your family leaving you
I stood and wondered what it was you did
Or what it was you couldn't give
I was scared I'd be the same as you

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As she got up and left the room
I saw my stepmom leaving you
I sat and wondered what it was you did
Or what it was you couldn't give
As I closed the door behind her
I saw your family leaving you
I stood and wondered what it was you did
Or what it was you couldn't give
I was scared I'd be the same as you

I was scared I'd be the same as you

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from The D​.​G​.​B. EP, released April 30, 2020

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I was raised to move and shift—damn the availability of fast airplanes! But I'd have escaped via water ship, anyway. And it probably still would have sounded like this.

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