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Strangely enough, this song was done musically way back in 2003, and we performed it at the release party for Y+H=E. Then, it was shelved and not played again until we recorded this CD. Lyrics were sort of improvised until we recorded them.

One day Kelly will tell you that the Kirkbride Plan, the subject of her lyrics, was an architectural design for insane asylums developed in the mid-1800s, but for now I'll let you in on the secret. Anyway, between Google and Wikipedia, nothing is a secret while everything remains unreliable. It's hard to be obscure when you have the information superhighway illuminating every reference in wild disregard of deep scholarship. Kelly plays a lovely piano section on this song that I wrote (the song, not the piano part), once again grafting two separate song ideas together, as I enjoy doing when I can't write a complete song.


Of course the shadows linger far too long
To pose a threat to anyone
I search for clues to prove that I'm alone
Which means I'm close to you

You can trust me this time
Be a brave little soldier
Open your eyes...

Devils and doctors will comfort you
Paw through your thoughts and secure your room
Don't let them take me away from you

They exorcised the voices from my life
They let me see the sun again
I used to feel so safe and strong inside
I used to feel alive

You're no less of a man
Little set backs are normal
I understand...

Devils and doctors will comfort you
Parcel your mind until you're subdued
Don't let them take me away from you
Don't let them take me away from you


from Famous People Marry Famous People, released July 11, 2008
Music: Greg Giles
Lyrics: Kelly Atkins


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