Half Life (feat. Megan Nishihara)

from Tradition Change Geekery by Seth Phillips

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Carbon has a half-life of six thousand years
Most say that love lasts fifteen
And after that one of us won't still be here
I don't think that's what physics means.
The rule says that all things decay.
But I don't think that love works that way.

I'd give you half my life just to get started
And all that I am, even though it ain't much
No diamonds or fur coats or cars I can give you
Or a house in the foothills, or money and such
In time all those things will be gone
But time will not.
So I'll give you half my life
Cause that's all I got.

Anything and everything breaks down
Molecules, funk bands, communication
People, machinery, metaphors, peace talks,
Radio waves, and radio stations.
Common sense says all things must die
But sometimes you might be surprised

Sooner or later all that is, was.
The sun and the stars will burn out
Just like everything does
I hope there's still something that science don't know
The entire universe contracts
And our love just grows.

Mountains grind down to the sea
Ah but not you and me.


from Tradition Change Geekery, released July 1, 2014




Seth Phillips Longmont, Colorado

From the nexus of tradition, change, and geekery comes Longmont songwriter Seth Phillips. His original songs range in subject from "raving evil genius" to "madman wandering in the desert" to "unrequieted nerd love" to "hitchhiker searching for home." And the good ones just might touch something deep inside the most cynical heart. Come find out for yourself. Even if you don't have a cynical heart. ... more

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