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"Dear John", Tell Me Where You've Been

Missing your family, and a bad case of cabin fever

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Song 4: Dear John,
 

We're so far from home, do you miss your family?

Continuing on the theme of feeling guilt... I had just gotten off of a call with my Grandfather and I just felt sad. I hadn't called him in quite some time, and it was clear he felt bad about it. He told me how much everyone missed me and Steve. Man I just felt like an ass. These people have loved me and cared for me my entire life, and I replay them by moving away to chase a stupid dream that will never come true. The excitement of starting the journey had completely worn off, and we were about 4 months into winter in Ohio. Nothing we were doing with the music was working it felt like. It was just a bleak pocket when I penned this one...

"Dear John, tell me where you've been, why never call or hear from you again"

- Dear John,

Meaning Behind the Song

"Dear John" is about struggling with guilt over losing connection with loved ones. You get really sick of your own bullshit, and decide to write a letter to yourself expressing disdain for all the shitty things you do. But it sort of has a happy ending in a way. It's also about taking it easy on yourself, giving yourself a break, and understanding that you have embarked on a journey that will have moments like this, where you feel down 💙

-Dan

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Lyrics:

Dear John
Tell me where you been
Why you never call or hear you from again
Did you lose yourself or are you doing alright

Dear John
You're doing it again
Why you pushing out all the ones who let you in?
I guess you never cared if you were living a lie

And when the ink dries, from your lonely eyes
Maybe then you'll find, you'll find me
You'll find me

Dear John
I saw you on the Tok
Chilling with your friends who never gave a fuck
What about the ones who always stood by your side

Dear John
I heard you're falling in
Playing house of cards with all your favorite sins
I guess when you're a star, you don't have to apologize

And when the ink dries, from your lonely eyes
Maybe then you'll find, you'll find me

When you finally rhyme, falling out of time
Words you just can't find, you'll find me
You'll find me

When you lay down could I come over
You could lay your head up on my shoulder
We could let it lie now that we're older

And when the ink dries, from your lonely eyes
Maybe then you'll find, you'll find me

When you finally rhyme
Falling out of time
Words you just can't find
You'll find me
You'll find me
You'll find me

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