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I met her in 1992, when I took a year off from school. She was doing the same and our brief time together, those nights on route 50 in our own limbo, changed my life.

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Leslie

In 92'
Leslie made her grand debut.
On a stage in front of me,
that only I could see.

She had a grin,
like Mary Stewart Masterson
She like to wear her platinum hair,
as short as she could bear.

Route 50,
Saratoga, Ballston Spa, Schenectady,
Driving the first car I ever knew,
a 1980 Malibu.

We'd drive at night,
I'd talk as her lips bathed in dashboard light.
Pacing the roads of the midnight land
Schenectady to Amsterdam

Leslie she came with her own dynamic,
her breath on my skin makes me panic!

Her hands sculpt a body just as easy as clay,
I wonder where she is Today!

Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!

Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!

(Solo)

We'd drive at night,
I'd talk as her lips bathed in dashboard light.
Pacing the roads of the midnight land
Schenectady to Amsterdam

Leslie she came with her own dynamic,
her breath on my skin makes me panic!

Her hands sculpt a body just as easy as clay,
I wonder where she is Today!

Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!
Na Na Na Na Naaa!

from Peripheral People - EP, released 22 February 2011
Composed & arranged by Jared Lucas Nathanson and Joshua Lee Loomis

Lyrics & Melody by Jared Lucas Nathanson

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from Peripheral People, track released February 22, 2011
Ben Margolis - Saxophone
Jared Lucas Nathanson - Vocals
Helen Aki - Backing Vocals
Joshua Lee Loomis - Guitar
Alex Blinn - Drums
Robert Gilmore - Bass

Recorded and mixed by Doug Batchelder at the Den studios in North Reading, MA
Produced by Doug Batchelder, Ben Margolis, and Jared Lucas Nathanson.
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
©2012 The Heartsleeves™, All Rights Reserved

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The Heartsleeves Boston, Massachusetts

Neo Eclectic, Soul Reflected, Sounds From Real Life!

Born in the glory and pageant of the noble working cities of Boise, Cleveland, Schenectady, Boston and Syracuse, "The Heartsleeves" is the voice of the no frills sincerity of real world American life.

We write our songs live, and refine them into a melancholy powder of sweet painful regret and sprinkle it on hearty soul pop.
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