Savings Bonds

from Party Like A Young Commie by Big Quarters

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prod. Julian Fairbanks

lyrics

[Medium Zach]
Brandon liked sports games, I liked fantasy lands
we agreed on NBA Jam, not MVP
4th Quarter, my dad benching me
but became his star player, eventually

as a coach, he taught me put my mitt on the ground
eye on the ball, let it roll in
follow through, whether I throw or swing
make it connect to set in motion

Brandon was picky, and I ate it all
we agreed on pizza and burgers from the bar
mom cooked whole wheat pastas & spinach cheese omelettes
oatmeal each day, please stop it

no sugar and no salt
she wanted me healthy to help me grow strong
live long, I wanted her to care less
and my friends wanted parents involved

[Chorus]
know what you have
before it go
know what you have
x4
before it goes away

[Medium Zach]
Brandon remained sober and I'm the opposite
these differences, we rarely talk of them
parents out of town, party at the house
sound asleep, chris poured beer in his mouth

woke him up, broke his trust
to this day he thought it was both us
I didn't know till after the fact
another reason why this friend was left in my past

Brandon liked sports, and I liked art
we agreed on music and making our mark
we could only learn from each other
I tried to impress him, because he's my big brother

he was good at not gassing me up
nod his head and say cool, I knew that's not enough
my toughest critic, probably tell me to make a revision of this song
no one can break a bond this strong

[Chorus]
know what you have
before it go
know what you have
x4
before it goes away

credits

from Party Like A Young Commie, released November 29, 2011
(Z.Bagaason) Real Proper Like (ASCAP)
(J.Fairbanks)

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