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A song about growing up and burying a best friend at 18 with This Year's Model playing in the background.


woke up again, watched you wasted
dreaming of days, sadness we tasted
figured out words you chose to get by
listening to Elvis Costello
watching the set, rocking my pillow
scratching your vinyl
waving my bonny goodbye
put a rock through your window with a sling shot
what made you snitch on your friends for a dime?
playing tables and smoking in the basement
aint much to do here but sit and pass the time
lay you down, 20 feet under
this murder's a crime
it's time to move away from your home
blame it on
early morning blunder
figure it out
time to make sense of it all
here come the cops
soon you get busted
dangerous friend, lies we trusted
smoking a bowl and shaking my pockets for dimes
listening to This Year's Model
blazing away, mind blown mellow
holding your hand
all the way along through the night
lay you down....


from The Vinyl Skyway (self​-​titled), track released November 4, 2004
Written by M.A. Hayes ©2004, Vinyl Skyway Music. All rights reserved. piano, vocals and acoustic by m.a. hayes, lap steel/harmonies by a. santospago, harmonies by kelly mccann, banjo and harmonies by joe panzetta, bass by matt tahaney


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the Vinyl Skyway Boston, Massachusetts

The Vinyl Skyway could be described as the one of the best rock groups you've never heard of. With three independently released studio albums of major label caliber, the group was primarily active in Boston from 2003 to 2012. The group was founded by close friends and songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago. The two continue collaborating and hope to release a fourth album in 2016. ... more

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