Blue Skies and Mai Tais

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First decent song I've written on the resonator in five years. Feels good to be back. Also, my first and only addition to the "sad in (a sometimes tropical) paradise" genre of songs, I hope you like it.

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The sun doesn’t set here
It just takes a little nap
And the air doesn’t cling to you
It just pats you on the back
And there’s nothing I can’t dream of
That I can’t try to make come true
And my dollar goes much further
When it isn’t carrying you

Cause now it’s blue skies and Mai Tais
In eighty-five degree weather
With clean air in a place where
We would have never gone together
Your memory’s as faded
As the linen of my shirt
So I think I’ll spend some time
With women that don’t make me hurt

I was walking down the beach
And a man was baiting a hook
And a book was chasing a seagull
And his mom was reading a book
And I could barely feel your bitter tongue
Tearing my reverie in two
So I’m glad that I didn’t come here with you

Cause now it’s blue skies and Mai Tais
In eighty-five degree weather
With clean air in a place where
We would have never gone together
Your memory’s as faded
As the linen of my shirt
So I think I’ll spend some time
With women that don’t make me hurt

I can talk to the woman at the front desk
And she doesn’t seem to mind
If I ask her how the day went
It went good, then how about mine
And I know there’s nothing to it
It’s just kindness among strangers
But spending time with you made
Me forget that kind of behavior






But now it’s blue skies and Mai Tais
In eighty-five degree weather
With clean air in a place where
We would have never gone together
Your memory’s as faded
As the linen of my shirt
So I think I’ll spend some time
With women that don’t make me hurt

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from Green Curtain Songs, released September 21, 2017

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Nate Paladino California

I write and sing sad songs that sometimes sound happy. Mostly about love and toxic masculinity.

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