Like the Arrow Miss the Stone

from by St. Van Cortlandt & the 101

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He never laughed in quite the right way
He never jumped into the fray
He never danced and he never got laid
But he was like a god to me
And when I think back to those first days
He was always there, he never left me
I start to wonder if I'm the one to blame
For all his never having done much of anything

Oh won’t you help me, I’m drunk I can’t sleep
I’m out here on my own I just want to come home

What ugly things those insect wings
And I don't care for interpreting
Because after all it’s just another stupid dream
And I know it doesn't mean, doesn’t mean a thing
Doesn’t mean a thing, doesn’t mean a thing

Half a mile east of anywhere and the rains began to calm
I left my brother standing there with a sliver in his palm
Where once I’d swung from his great big arms, we were now both free to roam
But still I find myself missing him like the arrow miss the stone

I snuck into your room and I put your records on
I read your comic books so glad that you were gone
And I hope you understood that it was just my age
I wanted to be you but with a different name

What ugly things those insect wings
And I don't care for interpreting
Because after all it’s just another stupid dream
And I know it doesn't mean, doesn’t mean a thing
And I know it doesn't mean, doesn’t mean a thing
Doesn’t mean a thing, doesn’t mean a thing

credits

from The Lion Tree, released October 21, 2016
Written by Daniel Van Corltandt and performed by St. Van Cortlandt & the 101. Engineered and mixed by Daniel Van Cortlandt & Troy Fannin.

Daniel Van Cortlandt - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Electronic Drums / Troy Fannin - Electric Guitar, Backup Vocals / Nils Sorensen - Bass / Chris Crawford - Live Drums

Featuring backup vocals by Jesse Rae Waltz.

Live drums and guitar produced and engineered by Arron Nevezie at The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound.

Produced by Daniel Van Cortlandt, Troy Fannin, Terry Adams, Carey Sakai, Allan McGavin, and Patrick Costello.

St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 (LIVE) is:
Daniel Van Cortlandt - Vocals, Guitar / Marcel Hamel - Vocals, Bass / Troy Fannin - Vocals, Guitar / Dave LeBlanc - Drums

Visit www.stvcmusic.com for more info.

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St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 Brooklyn, New York

St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 was created by singer/songwriter Daniel Van Cortlandt as a vehicle to explore home-made instruments, atypical song structures, and unique lyrical ideas.

As the band's lineup gradually came together, the sound of St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 developed beyond concise songs draped in experimental sound design into more colorful, grandiose, improvisatory rock'n'roll.
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