Itchy Feet

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Baby you wouldn't believe the frequent flyer miles I have. I'm not sure how this came out all bluesy, since airports make me jump up and down all excited-like. Well okay I do know, it's because I wanted a song with a lot of B minor in it and this was the next song I wrote. I wanted to call this "In the Unlikely Event," but even I had to admit that was a bit too unwieldy to fit in my carry-on luggage.

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Insert metal fitting to buckle and lift to release Bm D G E
My passport can tell you migration is not just for geese Bm D E G

For my feet itch to move and I dance on the map Bm D
And a faraway friend's like a gift to unwrap E G
I'll leave for a pin or a one-dollar bill Bm D
And I always come home but I cannot be still. G E Bm D E G
I cannot be still Bm D E G
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My heart is at ease in the place where the home fires burn Bm D G E
But it's somehow improved when I leave it behind and return Bm D E G

For my feet itch to move and I dance on the map Bm D
And a faraway friend's like a gift to unwrap E G
I'll leave for a pin or a one-dollar bill Bm D
And I always come home but I cannot be still. G E Bm D E G
I cannot be still Bm D E G

Ohhh G
old boarding passes Bm
hotel drinking glasses D
taxi-cab snuggling G
vacation day juggling E
Ohhh E
Lost reservations Bm
Decrepit train stations D
the Gideon bible G G
Departures/Arrivals E E

Ahhh Bm D E G
Ahhh Bm D E G

It's the distance between us that keeps us together Bm D
For I love you as the wild goose loves his feathers G E

And I cannot be still Bm D E G
I cannot be still Bm D E G

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from Miscellany from 2010, track released March 14, 2010

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Brooke Abbey Vancouver

Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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