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Happy (29th) Birthday Mix Tape (1)

Happy (29th) Birthday Mix Tape (1)

Happy (29th) Birthday Mix Tape

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(n.) A group of songs assembled for a loved one. Played endlessly until you know every skip, crackle, and pause. The songs instantly transport you to the time, place, and person who made it.

Remembrances

The song I shared with you the night I told you I loved you. You told me, “I love how your brain just did that.”
The first full song I ever recorded for you on guitar. You also suggested Aerosmith. Do you recall the song?
Always.
The first of many times you confused the utter shit out of me.
The first song I ever recorded for you that was just me and a guitar and played at the same time. To my understanding, it's still your favorite.
I recall sending this to you a lot when I first moved into this house. I missed you terribly and felt very alone. For whatever reason, this made me feel like you were close.
I always listen to this song after we say goodbye at the airport. It’s upbeat enough that it staves off the tears, but it still mirrors how those moments make me feel.
The song I actually cry to when I get home.
My baby can dance. She doesn’t do it often, but if she does it’s probably to cheer me up.
I hear this anytime I think of that night on the beach.
I knew this was true, I’m just so happy it took less time than I hoped.
I know this is true for you. It may not strictly be true for me, but you make me feel like it is.

My Song for You (All Over the World)

I’ll refuse to write answers to new questions you ask,

because everybody knows my path is

winding through the past

Written in the burnt pages of books

No one has seen

Are my six, my fourth, my tenth, my first,

my penultimate dream

I’ve never seen your kind

And I’ve been all over the world

I’ve never seen your smile

And I’ve been all over the world

Yeah, I can feel it in my spine

Cause I’ve been all over the world

The threats I scream are not so idle,

They may even be obscene

And they’re muted soundtracks to slideshows

flashing across unfolded screens

No matter how long I hang around

I always seem so green

But paint the town red with brushes in both hands

then crown the new Queen

And I’ve never met someone like you

But I’ve been all over the world

No I’ve never met your kind

And I’ve been all over the world

No I’ve never seen your kind

And I’ve been all over the world

No one with your mind

And I’ve been all over the world

I can feel it in my spine

Cause I’ve been all over the world

all over the world

all over the world

all over the world

You are the sexiest 29-year-old I’ve ever seen. I love you! Happy Birthday!

Dan