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Erin Jordan: Music

Spring Cleaning (lyrics)

(Erin Jordan)
Taken from RPM Challenge blog:

"I've been finding that this project is about clearing out my psyche. It's like I need to finish all these half written songs before I can write anything new. I am finding that some of these half written songs that I "dumped" because I was being overly critical and overly concerned about who will be hearing them are actually quite good. Tonight I recorded a song called Spring Cleaning - a song about dumping friends who suck and ridding your life of negative forces. "
It’s time for some spring cleaning this year

I’m not saying that your trash - there’s just no room for you here

Gotta take a trip over to Good Will - Cause it’s time for spring cleaning around here

You used to be a real good drinking friend

But the bottom of the bottle is where our friendship ends

So I don’t want to talk to you about what I’m drinking for

So I’m gonna drink this one out alone

Some friendships are like jeans that are too tight

You want to say goodbye but instead you say goodnight

We were a good pair, now your tangled in my hair

And I’m just a snare in your plans

I planted these trees for some apples to eat

But now they only block out the sun

I planted these trees for some apples to eat

But now I’ve had enough and my life is overrun

By shadows blocking out all of the light

I want to say goodbye but instead I say goodnight

Shadows have been blocking out the light

And I want a brighter life, I want a brighter life


I finished high school in the last century

And now I’ve got these people contacting me

I’ll turn off my computer cause I want something more

Like the kind of friend who will show up at your door

There’s so much clutter in the closet of my life

I want to say goodbye, but instead I say goodnight

The people I love, I want to love them right

I want to love them right, I want to love them right


It’s time for some spring cleaning this year

I’m not saying that your trash - there’s just no room for you here

Gonna take a trip over to Goodwill, cause it’s time for spring cleaning around here