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And all your friends they worship you
You make them dance
Like they always wanted
And you always were the prettiest dress in the room

Sometimes you look so lost and puzzled and innocent and ashamed
Like a lonely bird with a broken wing on the side of road in the rain
Waiting for God
Or a hungry dog

(Chorus)
We grow
We grow
We grow
We grow
We grow
Until we don’t fit

My father asked me
How do you stay warm with a mouth like that?
In my day we only said such things behind our parents’ backs

He reminds me of you when he smiles sometimes
When he doesn’t seem sure where he is
Like a child who laughs when he sees those around him start laughing

(Chorus)

My father, he never knew that he changed when he came home from war
And a wounded bird doesn’t understand why it can’t fly anymore

And all your friends they worship you
Make them dance
Like they always wanted
And you always were the prettiest dress in the room

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from Where We Go, We Grow, released March 13, 2012

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Friendly Strangers Bronxville, New York

The members of Friendly Strangers came together at Sarah Lawrence College when front man Curtis McMurtry (banjo) assembled Liam O' Brien (fiddle), Max Mamis (accordion), and Lucy Kahn (bass) in September 2010. Since then, Friendly Strangers have developed a repertoire of songs regarding cosmopolitan angst, southern funerals, general bitterness and occasionally love (but usually not). ... more

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