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by Alistair J. Pearson

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The first song I wrote post-transplant. About how much there is to the human experience. The name? Opposable thumbs FTW!


He writes a letter
Walks round to her door
But just can't bring himself to post it through
He dreams of a place
Where guys like him can be with girls like you
And he knows that place is just a dream
And he knows he'll only und up broken
And he knows that's exactly how it seems
As he fights the long defeat

They love each other
She's his girl and he's her man
Been too long now to see how it began
Father and mother
They pass along their genes
Their immortality inside of them
And they know forever's just a dream
And they know they'll only end up broken
And they know that's exactly how it seems
As they fight the long defeat

Hold my hand
The road has been a long one
But we'll travel it together 'til the end
Always talks about the money
But the thing we can't take with us is our friends
And we know that heaven's just a dream
And we know we'll only end up broken
And we now that's exactly how it seems
As we fight the long defeat

And I know I'll wake up from this dream
And I know I won't let myself be beaten
But I know that I'm fooling only me
As I fight the long defeat


released September 11, 2013



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Alistair J. Pearson Doncaster, UK

Following a bilateral lung transplant in 2010, I started making loads of noise. The only way you will be able to find out what I do is to listen to my songs. You might even like it. My mum does.

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