The Bear part 2

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Words and Music by Dan Sonenberg


Turns out the bear is just an ordinary guy
Saw him on the sidewalk with his little boy
We were both misled by the wind
and the sea and the sky
That we saw running through your eyes
We bought your disguise

Seems you and I were just an ordinary lie
See you down in the city
With your new expensive friends and habitat
Leaving me in the cold all alone
In this dingy old town
Breaking bread with that mess of man
We do what we can

I didn't get an invite to the party
I never thought I would take the fall
The Bear will get what he deserves (I suppose)
But don't we all?

The sun returned into an ordinary sky
Seen it in the breaks between the Money Clouds
That linger on my mind
And then me and the Bear settled in
For a night, telling tales, sowing sin
As we swallowed our wine
We're both doing fine (by the way)

So this is just an ordin'ry goodbye
Heard you sing you pinched yourself for joy
in all your new found freedom
And if you say that I didn't mean much
After all, well I'll tell you its true that you give what you get
And then you drink to forget



from Long Overdue, released December 18, 2015
Sam Chandler: Piano, backing vocals
Mark Dennis: Bass, lead guitar
Jimmy Dority: Guitar, backing vocals
Dan Sonenberg: Drums, lead vocal
Lovers of Fiction: junk pianos

Cover illustration: Dominic White -



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Lovers of Fiction Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine-based indie rock band Lovers of Fiction formed when classical composer and University of Southern Maine professor Dan Sonenberg surprised three former students by asking them to join his rock band.

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