Found this song on a mix recently, love it more now than I did then. Sort of bummed I can’t find a video with the album version, because I love the production and it sounds so good at the last couple lines…but this version has fun solos, even if the audio sucks and it cuts off super abruptly at the end. YouTube, I expected more from you.

I never really listened to Mae after “The Everglow,” probably should check it out for kicks. Their songs have a consistent frankness about the consistent perils love and want and life…and yet their songs exudes positivity, for an early 2000s scene group, anyway.

“She greets the day with her hair wet
She asks them to vacate the building
Because she’s got a plan they don’t know yet
And if it goes wrong, there’ll be no one to see

If she could just get the word out
God knows she’s trying
They’re watching her with eyes closed
She’s always stuck with the old route
Does anyone knock when they barge in to beat her down?

Will you come back?
It’s all she wants to know,
She knows she’s part of the problem too.
Could she let it go?
It’d take a miracle,
So that’s what I’m praying for.

No one can know just how she feels,
She won’t use the phone, she’s too tired to pick it up.
She’s going back to the old way,
She sits in the classroom to learn with the others.

Please don’t give up when it’s easy
Don’t you know that me and Jesus will cheer you on?
He’s the only one that will be constantly everything you need

Will you come back?
It’s all she wants to know,
She knows she’s part of the problem too.
Could she let it go?
It’d take a miracle
So that’s what I’m praying for.

She lives on Tisbury Lane
She lives on Tisbury Lane”

~Tisbury Lane 
Mae, Destination: Beautiful

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated Mae’s album “Destination: Beautiful” as “Embers and Envelopes,” which is actually the name of the first track. The sleepy author regrets this error, because “Destination: Beautiful” is a great album title.