Foreign Town (Lyrics)

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I packed a bag to go, gave up the things I owned
had a flash of regret, but the moment passed
and I was already gone
 
I forgot my own name, I lost that bag on a train
I almost cried, but realized it was time to go
it was time to move on
 
CHORUS:
Lost my mind in a foreign town, staked my tent in a brand new ground
Don't know the way, already lost but we'll figure it out
Here we are, top of the world
I love how your lashes curl
Far away from what I know, but that's just the way it goes
 
I made a friend named Jane, she showed me her favorite place
The city lights and all the life, it took my breath away
I watched it till I saw the sun
 
[CHORUS]
 
Don't wanna fall asleep, Don't wanna stay awake
I think I'm finding out what this means to me
Don't wanna go home, Don't wanna stay away
I think I'm finding out what this means to me
 
[CHORUS]

 

ABOUT FOREIGN TOWN:

Well, I moved to Greece two weeks ago (although to be clear, I wrote this song before I moved to Greece, but) it was basically how I imagined it would feel to pick up and move your life to a new place. I've traveled a bit and I assume like many of you, I noticed how much traveling makes you question the kind of person you are. When the familiarity of a routine falls away, sometimes things you thought you know about yourself seem more fluid and fictional than you realized. New situations can sometimes lead to bad experiences, but the eventual outcome is usually net positive.

I liked how the production on this song came out on the EP, although I've heard that some people really didn't understand what I was saying the chorus -- so hopefully this helps! :)