Poem Idea

by Third Class

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    Third Class' sixth studio release is Poem Idea, a singer-songwriter’s presentation of poetic snippets of love balladry.

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1.
When can we tell our friends? When will the charade end? When will we all stop acting so silly? When will it be, really? I wish you loved me more. I wish our love could soar. I wish we'd all stop playing by the rules. I wish we we'rent all fools. I'll give you all I have. I'll try to make you laugh. I'll give you everything inside my soul. I'll hold you when we're old. 20 years from now, we'll surprise all our friends. 20 years from now, we'll never hear the end. 20 years from now, yeah, everyone will find out. 20 years from now, we'll blow their freakin' minds. When can we tell our friends? When will the charade end? When will we all stop acting so silly? When will it be, really?
2.
East Palestine, a small town in Ohio, you know what I mean; you miss it, even if you go slow. East Palestine, some people say "stine," it's a little scene, but everything is fine, in a small town, in Ohio.
3.
Under the full moon, I'll make your swoon. I've got a black belt in cuddling. I'll be the big spoon. I sing out-of-tune. I've got a black belt in cuddling. I've got a pillow, waiting for you. I've got a sleeping bag made for two. You know the next move, so please follow through. And, I think you more than know what to do. I've got a black belt in cuddling. I've got a black belt in cuddling. I've got a black belt in cuddling.
4.
Poem Idea 03:21
Poem idea, something about football fields in tiny, little towns, poem idea, something about how I feel whenever you're around, poem idea, something about summertime and how I feel you stare, poem idea, something about wintertime with you in the cold air, hey, what are you doing? What are you doing, tonight? Hey, what are doing? What are you doing, tonight? Poem idea, would it be a good idea to write about your lips? Poem idea, would I be the billionth man to write about a kiss? Poem idea, would it be so bad if I became predictable? Poem idea, would it make you love me, make me irresistible? Hey, what are you doing? What are you doing, tonight? Hey, what are you doing? What are you doing, tonight, poem idea?
5.
Road Trip 02:34
I'm gonna drive, down to Sandusky, to the perfect skies and 11-foot-tall waves. I'm gonna drive, down to Kentucky, roasting hot dogs, in a cabin, far away. I'm gonna drive, right out, to Pittsburgh, eat my dinner off the top of the incline. I'm gonna drive out, to Vermont and take the mountains and the clouds into my mind. There's so many places to go. There's so many places to go-o-o. There's so many places to go. There's so many places to go-o-o. I'm gonna drive down, through Virginia, let the semis brush my car as I roll by. And, when I reach Tennessee, I'm gonna smell the trees and close my eyes. I'm gonna drive to New York City, finding romance in every nice restaurant. I'm gonna drive to Portland, Oregon, taking the clean air with me, anywhere I want. There's so many places to go. There's so many places to go-o-o. There's so many places to go. There's so many places to go-o-o.
6.
Younger 03:05
Lonely flagpoles are dinging, outside. Lonely flagpoles are dinging, outside. You are snoring, but my eyes are wide. I feel younger than when I was young. I feel younger than when I was young. Look out, world, here I come. Here I come. I feel a second chance come alive. I feel a second chance come alive. I am a bee, buzzing in the hive. I wish you could be in my arms, more. I wish you could be in my arms, more. I need you, here, more than ever before.
7.
I'll give you more, in one night, than you've had in your life. I wonder if you would like to be my second wife. When you talk about our future lives, it turns me on. I was sure that part of me was absolutely gone. And, I want you to be mine. You are entwined with the music in my mind. And, I want your breath in my ear, your scent to be here, on my fingers. Forever, you'll linger and be all over me. Just wait and see what this love is; nothing is above this. You and I are sharing journeys in our second youth. I know there's no need to worry, and that is the truth. I knew this was meant to be, when I was just a boy. Now, our only mission is to sink into this joy. And, I want you to be mine. You are entwined with the music in my mind. And, I want your breath in my ear, your scent to be here, on my fingers. Forever, you'll linger and be all over me. Just wait and see what this love is; nothing is above this.
8.
Jeremy Pug 01:20
He'll follow you when you go home from school. He'll follow you when you go back to school. He'll follow you around on the old train tracks. He'll follow you there and he'll follow you back. Jeremy, the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy, the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, he'll follow you when you go home from work. He'll follow you when you go back to work. He'll follow you around, in the pouring rain. He'll give lots of kisses when you are in pain, Jeremy, the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy, the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy the lost pug, Jeremy Pug, Jeremy the lost pug, Jeremy Pug.
9.
I was looking at the sky, and you're breath is in the clouds. And, my friends, they are so high, listening to music, loud. I can feel him in the kitchen. I can hear the pots and pans. And, you know I have been wishin' just to see you start to dance. Play my father's favorite songs on a heaven stereo. Feels so right, it can't be wrong, til it's time for him to go. I don't know if you can see him when he decides to visit us, but it's you that I can see him in. In your spirit I can trust.
10.
Mindy 02:49
Mindy, can we go to cities where we search for soda, all day long, and you save the bottle? Mindy, can we live in a small flat? The English people call it that. We are so funny, now. Anyhow, we're in love, so, please, hold onto me, Mindy. Mindy, you are so strong. What's wrong with me, that I can't stay in a bad mood, when you bite my arm? Mindy, you are so wild and so free. We will be laughing in the rain, when we are oldies, now. Anyhow, we're in love, so, please, hold onto me, Mindy.
11.
There's a spirit, at the top of the stairs, and I know it's not real, but I believe. I can hear it, and it's raising my hairs, and I realize it's nothing, and I'm relieved. I could fear it, but, then why should I care, when I realize my world is self-conceived? I could steer it or it just takes me there, and I realize I'm nothing, and I am free. And, I can breathe. And, I can breathe. Will you breathe with me? And, I can breathe. And, I can breathe. Will you breathe with me?​ Breathe with me.

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Poem Idea (2018) is Third Class' stark detour into solo music. With just a two-string guitar or honkytonk piano and a voice, the songs maintain a communal mood while slimming down into snippets of happy, minimalist, poetic pop.

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released January 1, 2018

Third Class: Music, Lyrics, Production
Mindy Boyle: Additional Music
Historian Recording Co.: Engineering
Cauliflower Audio: Mastering
Timeless Shots Photography: Album Art

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Third Class makes Ohioan poetic pop music via abstract travelogues, small-town alienation, childhood nostalgia, and true love, since 1999.

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