A Brief Love Affair (EP)

by Zan Strumfeld

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Zan Strumfeld (vocals/guitar)
Julian Berman (mandolin on "Nomad," "Patterns," "Antidote" / vocals on "Patterns")

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released June 30, 2012

All tracks recorded Live @ 97.7 WEXT.

All songs written by Zan Strumfeld.

Photo by Samantha Schwartz.

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Track Name: Nomad
Well the weatherman says it's cold and gray
But I'm feelin' warm today, I'm feelin' warm
And I just wanna go outside
But I'm stuck inside the closed off room
Where the walls are covered like a sunken tomb
And I just wanna go outside, I just wanna go outside

The nomadic life is the life for me,
Cause I always know, I can flee

Well my bag is packed with just a few things
Like a Salinger book and a couple of earrings
I just want to go on Main Street
But I heard the Vintage store closed down
She said “Everything must go”
Should I go too, I think I will

The nomadic life is the life for me,
Cause I always know, I can flee

Well it's easier to take a train
Than mow the lawn or fold clothes
And it's easier to make a bus
Than make your bed and call it your home

The nomadic life is the life for me,
Cause I always know, I can flee

Well the weatherman says it's cold and gray
But I'm feelin' warm today, I'm feelin' warm
Track Name: Patterns
Someday when the world is awfully cold
I'll find someone to hold me when I'm old
Stuck in a tree and I can't come down
Feelin' so lost I, I don't know when I'll be, I'll be found

But the patterns will stay, each and everyday
If you don't break it down

So I drew a map
Pointed to all of the places that I want to go with you
And I put it away, deep in my pocket
Until I find another one like you

And, someday when I don't feel so goddamn weak
I'll step outside and let the breeze feel across my cheeks
The quiet lights don't, they don't haunt me anymore
But still I I cannot remember what I was like before

But the patterns will stay, each and everyday
If you don't break it down

So I drew a map
Pointed to all of the places that I want to go with you
And I put it away, deep in my pocket
Until I find a better one than you

But how do you know when to risk something
That you just might lose
When everyone says, well who the hell cares what they say?

So I drew a map
Pointed to all of the places that I'll never go with you
Track Name: Antidote
This is where you lay your head tonight
I will be on your mind
This is where you lay your head tonight
But will I be by your side?

Rest assured I know you've wrapped your bones around me
But I don't think of them anymore
Rest assured I know you've tasted worlds inside of me
But I don't think of them anymore

A fortress of a body you haven't touched anymore
A fortress of a body you haven't touch anymore
It took you years to discover how to unlock these codes
Years to discover how to unlock these codes
And all you did was dabble with my heart

Have you grown tired of these blues cause they haven't grown tired of you
And all I want is a piece of your heart to hold, and to borrow a shovel to bury the ones I stole

A fortress of a body you haven't touched anymore
A fortress of a body you haven't touch anymore
It took you years to discover how to unlock these codes
Years to discover how to unlock these codes
And all you did was dabble with my heart

But how long does it take to patch before the antidote doesn't work anymore

A fortress of a body you'll never touched anymore
A fortress of a body you'll never touch anymore
It took you years to discover how to unlock these codes
Years to discover how to unlock these codes
And all you did was dabble with my heart
Track Name: Better Man
Maybe when I find it, I won't even know
Maybe when I get it, I won't even grow
Maybe, maybe
But I'll keep lookin, I'll keep lookin, I'll keep lookin 'til I'm old

Well I'm exactly where I never thought I'd be
And you're exactly who I never thought I'd love

When I leave you and baby I will leave you
When I leave you and baby I will leave you
When I leave you and baby I will leave you
I hope you stay, I hope you stay, I hope you stay, I hope you stay the better man