This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us

by Jonas & Warren

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released April 7, 2017

Produced by: Josh Warren and Pete Jonas
Written by: Josh Warren and Pete Jonas

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Track Name: New Tenants
I've been feeling lately like the house at the end of the street
Where newspapers have been collecting for the past seven weeks
Where the grass ain't mowed and the flowers in the garden have died
And everyone that passes by thinks "what the hell has happened inside?"

Then you moved in and the sun burned its whole through the clouds
It sang us its heroic anthem, so compelled by its sound
I took your hand in the presence of this bright new life
And what remained inside me screamed that everything is gonna be fine

So giddy up
Track Name: The Road of Gold
Captain of a lifeboat
Wearer of a ski coat in the middle of the summertime
Communion in the alleyways
Drive north up the interstate
To appeal to the magistrate looking for a new life

But I'm a lone gun
I'm a lonely one

I'm alive with no time to be alone
I wanna be alive in my solitary home
It's not a sin to be asking for a little bit of peace of mind
It's not a choice to be craving to feel a little bit less confined

There's a man in my memory
This man seems imaginary
Face built disproportionately, looking hypnotized
Scrutinize for safety
His eyes scatter aimlessly
And the man in my memory begs for my attention

He's got blue eyes
I've got blue eyes
He's got a hungry mouth
And an even hungrier mind

I'm wide-eyes, vaguely staring at the vast unknown
I wanna be alive, I wanna reinvent my home
I'll head out to the country, down to Nashville, Tennessee
I'll take a trip to the east coast, and watch the seasons come and turn the leaves
Track Name: Footprints in the Snow
Do you hear our mother cry?
She knows she can't kiss her baby goodnight
She thinks about her last goodbye, and what she failed to say
Well your boots are still by the stove
And your footprints are still in the snow
And it makes it much harder to believe

Do you hear our childhood calls
Echo in this cottage's walls?
The sound of laughter rise and fall in the summertime
Those memories refuse to go
And your footprints are still in the snow
And it makes it much harder to believe

Do you hear the birds outside
Usher in the morning light
Usher out another life into the universe?
I listen to their singing grow
And your footprints are still in the snow
And it makes it much harder to believe
Track Name: Exit Interstate Blues
Mountains, oceans, palm trees
All the sort of stuff you see in the movies
And I'm not really sure that I like it
The hands that I shake, the coffee, the climate

So I drive through California's highways
Dreaming of the beauty of its earlier days
It might be trapped in a Steinbeck novel
As if they had the dinosaur and we had the fossil

Railroads, gold rushes, Monroe
Exchanging time in traffic for the ribbons and bows
So I'm holding out for something better
To a prettier place with uglier weather

To a place where the trees stand taller
Where the front yards aren't gasping for water
Where the mornings don't demand ibuprofen
A new promised land where the roads aren't golden
Track Name: California to Tennessee
On my way home to California
On my way home to Tennessee
Won't tell you the things that I'm afraid of
But I'll tell you 'bout the thing that's haunting me

In this world you've got nothing
In this world you've got pain
But when something turns to nothing
'Least you've something left to gain

So I'm back on my way to California
Didn't last too long in Tennessee
Time did tell I missed dear California
But I didn't miss you standing here by me

Back on my way to California
Didn't last too long in Tennessee
Time did tell I missed dear California
But I didn't miss you standing here by me