M​.​I​.​A.

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M.I.A.

In the summer of 95
The divorce got finalized
When my dad showed up
With a moving truck
There was no place for me to hide

He said, "Son, can you help me with those boxes in the kitchen?
There's a dolly in the U-haul. We'll be done in thirty minutes."

So I looked him in the eye
It’s a look he’d seen before
But I never did reply
I was running out the door

MIA away, I'm away, I'm away, MIA
(Are you lonely now all alone tonight?)
MIA away, I'm away, I'm away
(Are you lonely now all alone tonight?)


I was just past 25
When the end of things arrived
With a girl who's truck
Wasn't big enough
For the shit she left behind

You can take it all for granted when you're struggling for a living
And it's hard to reconcile what you'll miss with what you've given

But the part of me I left
I don't ever want to meet.
He's still sifting through the trash
In a cold November street.

MIA away, I'm away, I'm away, MIA
(Are you lonely now all alone tonight?)
MIA away, I'm away, I'm away
(Are you lonely now all alone tonight?)

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from Kids You Knew, released October 10, 2015

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The Late Greats Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exported from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the heart of the city in 2013, The Late Greats formed out of a corps group of friends, writers, and musicians that met one another at West Chester University ten years prior. Since then, their "swing for the fences," two guitar attack has assaulted the local Philly music scene. Desperate and celebratory rock n roll. ... more

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