The Hold Steady

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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004. The band consists of Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (lead guitar), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums), and Steve Selvidge (guitar). Noted for their "lyrically dense storytelling," and classic rock influences, the band's narrative-based songs frequently address themes, including drug addiction, religion and redemption, and often take place within the city of Minneapolis. more »


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When you're stuck out in the middle 
You just figure that there's something you're missing
But it turns out that California 
Is just tripping and disinterested kissing
Back in my hometown there was nothing 
But the hum of the locusts
And the rest of my life 
To get used to being washed out of showbiz

I was down around the docks 
But I never saw anyone surfing
From a distance it looked pretty much perfect 
But it's different in person
The doctor said he only wants to help me make more healthy decisions
Went out around the 4th of July and I was back by Thanksgiving

I danced around the subject
I swam in the Pacific 
Like the westernmost American
Lanyards into laminates
Everybody's trying to get 
The right kind of wristband

Banging on the door again
She just wasn't answering
Showbiz is a struggle man
Someone called an ambulance
Straightened out her necklace 
And we sped to Good Samaritan

That girl from the Genesee Cleaners wasn't from there either
We sunk into the seats downtown at some second shot theater
She took me home to her place in a camper van behind some old warehouse
Said she couldn't come down and crash until we listened to Wipe Out

Her character's cool she's just dialing in her motivation
She's into new things but she won't go to a second location
She's never gone deep but she might make an exception for Shark Week
When they kicked in the door 
They said that's way too much blood for a nosebleed

Hospital security
Everybody needs to see the right color wristband
She said she had a meeting 
I thought they were mistaken 
But depression isn't kidding man
The scene stuck in my head of her spread out on her bed
Like she's showing off her wingspan
I sat in heavy traffic 
I drowned in the Pacific
Then I went back to the heartland

The doctor said he only wants to help me make some better decisions
Went out around the 4th of July and I was back by Thanksgiving
I saw a few stars but I never made it into a movie
Still trying to make moves but I'm back in Independence Missouri

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Written by: Craig Finn, Tad Kubler

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