When I Die

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Put on any disguise you like
And you see through holes cut out for eyes
You're taking notes as your life goes by
Yeah you're wasting my time

Now I can't look down memory lane
There's a hole in the ground where I called your name
Something changed, something feels the same
Now I'm running away

When I die
I'll kiss it all goodbye
Write your name up in the sky
When I die

Come to face the truth of it
No they don't even know the half of it
You ain't giving close to what you get
Are you willing to try

I won't take none of your advice
When you look at me with those vacant eyes
Oh yeah I know
It would sure feel nice

When I die
I'll kiss it all goodbye
Write your name up in the sky
When I die
Oh when I die
Yeah when I die
Oh when I die

Quiet now
Let me touch your face
Let me hear the sound
You wanna make

So put on any disguise you like
And you might find me in between the lines
Mirror image, yeah it suits you fine
Oh I'm wasting my time

When I die
I'll kiss it all goodbye
Write your name up in the sky
When I die
When I die
I'll kiss it all goodbye
Write your name up in the sky
When I die

Words and Music by Mike Shupp
Copyright © 1999 Workplace Music (BMI)

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from The Key, released October 7, 2000
(c) (p) 2002 Private Mind Records
ISRC US-PM4-03-00206

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Mike Shupp Washington, D.C.

"Big hooks, sharp pop instincts"
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Mike Shupp writes American guitar pop songs that conjure the heartland, cruising through summer nights with one hand on the wheel, and the unlimited potential in tomorrow.
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