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Remember when you started out,
I was too young to know what it was about
But as I grew up with you,
Oh the things your music helped me through
Yes I know we were family,
But I know that it wasn’t just me
What you gave us each night is treasured
Now all we have are these records

But now I can’t retrace it
And I can’t replace it
Something when you took the stage
Put all our lives on the same page
Made all of us feel reborn
I wish I had one minute more

Please,
Why’d you leave?
I know how things they seem to change
And I accept the choices you have made,
But when you said we were the same
I thought that you’d be here to stay

Remember when I broke my nose
A kid jumped over me in the front row
And Brian fell and broke his ribs,
While Alex yelled back at those kids
And Chris smiled wide at Jim who knew
That Travis was living it too
I still can see that child’s face
Man, we all still say,
“Those were the days”

But now I can’t retrace it
And I can’t replace it
Something when you took the stage
Put all our lives on the same page
Made all of us feel reborn
I wish I had one minute more

Please,
Why’d you leave?
I know how things they seem to change
And I accept the choices you have made,
But when you said we were the same
I thought that you’d be here to stay
How selfish of me
How silly of me
How naïve of me
To believe

Why does it have to be so hard
To do what you love and be what you are?
No, passion is just not enough
Now all those I loved are giving up
What’s the use when all is lost?
Should I just get an office job?

Please,
Why’d you leave?

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from Transience & Permanence, released May 5, 2013

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Greg Marquis Boston, Massachusetts

Greg Marquis is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter living in Boston, MA, currently majoring in music industry at Northeastern University. In 2009 Marquis and his cousin Alex Paul began working together on songs for their post-hardcore band, now known as ACTOR|OBSERVER. While A|O remains his main focus, Marquis continues to write acoustic songs as an alternative form of musical expression. ... more

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