Going To Ithaca (Single)

by Empty Disco

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released October 30, 2014



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Empty Disco Raleigh, North Carolina

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i will photograph you ~daydream scientist~ & ukulele enthusiast

most often compared sonically to kimya dawson and lyrically to the mountain goats.

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Track Name: Going to Ithaca
D A Em G - going to ithaca

the first time I saw you in the lotus-eaters lair
you looked unusually lovely with your dark dark hair
your sisters all around you with flowers in their teeth
and i stammered and stuttered but then you heard me speak
what is this place where sky's dark green
and the skin on all your bodies has a sweaty glowing sheen
it is beautiful and terrible in it's own way
but I know just from looking that I can not stay
Going to Ithaca

feet rooted so deeply in the soil you grew
and the blood in my mouth was like cold tomato stew
threw my leg over my 97' Victory
roaring loud like the ocean - eyes glinting like a steed
Your eyes sparked back with the light of the storm
But my headlights pointed towards the place I was born
Up from the deep where the damp moss grew
and you knew I was leaving you knew it was true
Going to Ithaca

the road got more solid as I drove out of your lair
and i took my first breath of the cold fall air
you had tightened my screws with a cold hard wrench
like the bars on the central albany bus station bench
the psychic in bathroom sang weird old songs to me
it was a cold day in November and I was finally free
the road curved up it was inviting me in
i had a couple old sweaters to hide me from the wind
trees thinning out like i might as well fly
and i breathed in my courage from the dark new york sky
going to ithaca