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The Cafe of Eternal Youth - Single

by Night Shop

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I don’t know who but I heard them say, “I spent my youth in a small cafe.” We were all running wild with a dream in our heads. And somehow I never seemed to get over it. Let me stay inside this work of life. At least for a while. For 20 odd years, I’ve been working this shift. I sit in the corner and let my mind drift. Thinking about those people I don’t see no more. And how I’d love to watch them all walk through the door. Chairs on the tables and I’m still here. Mark another year. I don’t take advice from the people who are so concerned with their pace. Just because I’m moving slowly doesn’t mean I’m running in place. I was half dead on a mountaintop and all I saw were stars. People say they like the quiet a lot but I prefer the boulevard. I want to hear the noise, I want to hear the sound. Even when it’s too loud. I don’t mind. I’m alive. I’ve done it again. Always fall in love with the wrong person. I promise to be good I will not rock the boat. I promise to be good I will not tell a soul. But if we ever meet on the astral plane, only then I’ll say your name. I don’t take advice from the people who laugh at the ways of the youth. Just because you forgot something doesn’t mean it wasn’t true. Some left it all behind. I guess I don’t know their circumstance. But it never made much sense to me. The people make the sound so the sound is all of us. I wanna see, I want to feel it all. I want to know about the people I don’t know.


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released July 17, 2020

Written by Justin Sullivan
Vocals/Guitar/Drums: Justin Sullivan
Bass: Meg Duffy
Electric Guitar: Will Ivy
Vocals: Anna St. Louis
Engineered by Jarvis Taveniere
Mixed by Drew Fischer
Photo by Kimmy Corday
Design by Francie Chang
Mastered by Mark Chalecki


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Night Shop Los Angeles, California

Songwriting project of Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies, Flat Worms). Songs from the cafe of eternal youth.


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