2008 (Nadia's Goodbye)

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This is my personal favourite of all the songs I've ever written - and if you wondered whether artists listen to their own songs: yes, we do. iTunes tells me this is my most-played track ever. I guess it's because it means so much to me. Nadia was my best friend in 2008, my final year of school (hence both halves of the title). She wasn't my girlfriend, and though the song reads like a break-up song, it technically isn't. Still, it was the same kind of story, as she drifted and gave nothing to a friendship I gave everything to keep alive. Frustrated and dejected a few years later, I penned this song.

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I found some perspective gathering dust
In the back of my drawer
I didn't know it was there but I'm glad 'cause I've never needed it more

And I found the letters that we used to write
Just a few years ago
I didn't know things had changed that much but I guess that now it shows

And it's what I make of this
That defines just who I am
And I know your mind won't change
'Cause you just don't understand
And I know the times were good
But that's what memories are for
I can live without you here
I don't need you anymore

Yeah, life was a canvas and we had a brush
And we'd paint our every day
But now you're gone and I'm left with a smear and a thousand shades of grey

So I'll pack my bags up 'cause I'm moving out
By tonight I'll be gone
I'll leave this life and I'll say goodbye
'Cause I am moving on

This is how I leave you behind
And this is how I wipe you from my mind

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from With Love From Where You're Not, track released July 30, 2010

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Musical candy for the sweet-toothed. Think Owl City meets Relient K... in Australia.

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