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More or less based on the manga "Sunny" by Taiyo Matsumoto. Please read it... it's one of my favorite things. It's about some kids living in a group home.

I wanted to think about the mother's perspective as well as the kids when I wrote this song, so it switches off.

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Well I hope that the water’s not too deep
Maybe i’ll swim away from here today
I wish that my arms would never tire
And I’d go away and I’d never come back home

As the dollars go up the time goes down
And I’ll fill out that check one more time
And I’ll put off the language that I’d like to learn
Because this kid now takes up all of my time

I try to forget that you’re out there
we’ll both lives our lives hopefully happy
I wish that my heart could grow some legs
and get out of here
and just relax……………….

I’m losing breath
just sitting here
I’m starting to sweat
as I hear your screams from the hall

Just one more night
and I’ll feel love
I say to myself
BUT I JUST GOT LEFT WITH THIS!!!

See you Run in to my arms but it’s just
wind pushing against my chest
And I’m 30 years ago in the back yard-
trying not to turn away

These steps looks just like the ones we had back home
Where I sat and I waited after school
The sound of a car perks up my ears
but I look inside and once again I know it’s not you

A new kid came by and I showed him around
it felt a little nice to be counted on
but a few weeks later his mother came back
and again this week I didn’t get mail

The water’s cool, got my socks off
found Megumu by the bridge
stressed about her grade in Math

And I help her out
glad someone here wants my company
'cause I haven’t seen you in years

And I’ve been reading books about parents and kids
Sitting at home with their pets
their parents help them out with their science projects
and watch TV dramas ’til they sleep

so how are you
it’s been a while
glad you’re doing well
and I’m not so sure what to say

"I missed you."
"Well, I didn’t miss you too,"
but I know that’s a lie.
"I hope you felt you were free"

and we’re standing in the sun as it falls down
It’s just warm enough for the shade
And I see you from the side just hiding your eyes

Well, who know’s what’s right??????!!!!!!

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from I don't want to look at the stars, released November 10, 2015

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