"84 DAYS" [2010 / 2014]


April 23, 2010 

Ten things are killing me 'cause I can't sleep again 

Ten things are ten girls like the fingers on my hands 

My fingers are failing my friends 

I lost track of them with no map to read 

And girls love boys in fullest company 

A girl of the sea, one wave to pull me 

I sink, and then I feel free 


Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

Hey, oh, hey

But mama, you’ve been on my mind

Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

But I think about it all the time


July 15 and I'm at it once more 

84 days and my mind's in a drawer 

With a book full of words like "sinner" and "whore" 

To forget on a Carolina shore 

And what follows two, just in front of four 

Is a number I fear, an uneven score 

'Cause Three came by to remind of my sore 

84 days and still at war


Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

Hey, oh, hey

But mama, you’ve been on my mind

Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

But I think about it all the time


I wrote a two-letter name on a letter for you 

But his letter reads better than mine could ever do 

Now I'm tired, choked lungs 

I'm seventeen-years-young 

Where is summer to end what spring has sprung? 


Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

Hey, oh, hey

But mama, you’ve been on my mind

Hey, oh, hey

Babe, I swear I’m doin’ fine

But I think about it all the time

Yeah, 84 days all the time

I said I think about it all the time

Yeah, 84 days on my mind