I dreamed about you again last night. Your wild hope in the morning light. Your crooked smile and your poetry, playing baseball in an open field—all the things that are still haunting me. Brother, are you still holding on to visions that we had when we were young? Do you remember all the promises written down in so many books? Words that meant so much to me. I still believe all the stories you told to me. Are you listening? I still believe in you.
Bunkbed Nights, lazy saturdays, walden pond winter escapades, typewriters and cigarettes, redwing boots and cowboy hats: a partial list of ingredients. Sometimes I feel your ghost right behind me seeing all the things I want to see: streets covered with candles, mad farmers in overalls—shouting hallelujahs from the trees! I still believe we are shadows of who we are meant to be, fighting just to breathe. I know all your history. We all fall apart from time to time.
I still believe in you.
from I Still Believe,
released May 11, 2012
Peter La Grand: guitar, vocals, percussion
Spencer Capier: guitar
Kirk Elliott: bass
Geoff Rousseau: drums