Hands in your pockets

from by Chris Hayward

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It's a break up song. really.

lyrics

You keep saying my songs aren’t ironic enough,
So here’s maybe something I can do.
If, for my sincere affection, this is an anti-biotic, my dear,
I hope it doesn’t sound any less true.

You say I decorate my room like a teenaged-boy would,
At least I don’t hang up any posters of cars.
I wrote you this song so I could seem a little more modern,
But the truth is I still like guitars.

And I like the way
You dance with your hands in your pockets.
And I like the way
You could tear my arms from their sockets.
If you wanna just stay home and read,
You know, baby, I can rock it.
If I’m getting a little too sincere,
Just tell me to stop it.
Yeah I like the way….

I’ll admit that I’m no good at irony,
And I realize now my pants are probably too wide,
But I was hoping that maybe I could sneak this in quietly,
And tell you that I don’t regret a single minute I spent by your side.

And I like the way
You dance with your hands in your pockets.
And I like the way
You could tear my arms from their sockets.
If you wanna just stay home and read,
You know, baby, I can rock it.
If I’m getting a little too sincere,
Just tell me to stop it.
Yeah I like the way,

I still like the way...

credits

from Abandoned Mine, released December 5, 2012
Special thanks to Mike Schell for early mixes and inspiration.

Chris Hayward: vocals, instruments, sequences.
Kymberley Redmond: backing vocals
Howard Baer: upright bass

Recorded by Chris Hayward and James Heidebrecht
Mixed by James Heidebrecht
Mastered by Fedge

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Chris Hayward Maynooth, Ontario

I'm a carpenter in Maynooth, Ontario, who also sings and writes songs.

I write about loss and regret kind of a lot, but I keep it playful and sometimes even danceable. It's a mix of wholesome granola-punk, earnest singer-songwriterly ballads, heart-on-sleeve synthpop, and intimate rootsy strum-alongs.

Try it. It's good for you.
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