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Chasing dreams at night
Like Olympic athletes in the games
For the glory of that piece of gold
Flying far above like hero's
To save the day from tragedy
Because the bad guys just won't take a break

Card games on the concrete and
Candy from across the gravel street
I swear we would never get bored
Getting close to bedtime
I would turn pretend off on a dime and
You would stay there the whole night through

Those were the days

We were just stupid kids under the pine trees
Making mud pies and booby traps for
The suits that would fight our anarchy
We were just stupid kids out in the backyard
Fighting monsters and madness
That tried to swallow up our families

We were just stupid kids

High school came so quick
I think both of us were fed up with it
You would still escape in a fantasy
Time crept in the way
And I got swallowed up by the everyday
Tasks of trying to learn reality

Weeks turned into years
Before it all became so very clear
How much those times together meant to you
I’ll try my best to keep our quest alive and well
No matter where in life we really go

Those were the days

We were just stupid kids under the pine trees
Making mud pies and booby traps for
The suits that would fight our anarchy
We were just stupid kids out in the backyard
Fighting monsters and madness
That tried to swallow up our families

We were just stupid kids

We took some dark turns
Lost our tracks maps out back
We just got frustrated separated
Left behind to find your own way home

We were just stupid kids under the pine trees
Making mud pies and booby traps for
The suits that would fight our anarchy
We were just stupid kids out in the backyard
Fighting monsters and madness
That tried to swallow up our families

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from Overwhelming Odds for Underwhelming Dreams, released May 22, 2020

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Backyard Universe Twin Falls, Idaho

"Fear has a funny way of diggin' in." Eli Stonemets' affectation is at once a bit cheeky and a little weathered. Through his project Backyard Universe, Stonemets weaves these folksy musings between wiry grooves, elastic & space-soaked guitar lines, and trickling textures. The tunes suggest blurry, triumphant anthems; the words invoke solaced, woodsy reflections. ... more

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