Doppelganger

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lyrics

Six years old, divorced and moving south
The exact same day across the road the Keith family moved into their house
Simon was the same age as my sister, Chris was the same age as me
We were instant friends with the same name playing all day on weekends
Run across the road saying hi to Gail and Roger,
and then Chris and I would walk off to school together.
It wasn't far, but we talked about everything on our journey around the corner,
Transformers, Bullrush, and girls like Elizabeth and Olivia
Then one morning, Mrs Keith told me that Chris had already gone
I was really puzzled and I missed him that morning and afternoon
He had karate after school so I didn't get to see him
The next day I went a little bit earlier, but he had left again

Chris must have decided I wasn't cool or something. Anyway, I figured he didn't want to walk to school with me anymore. We were still schoolmates, but we didn't hang out like we used to. We drifted apart. It happens. I took it on the chin.

I haven’t seen him since
I haven’t seen him since
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I haven’t seen him since
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I haven’t seen him since
No no no no
I haven’t seen him since

Neil told me his best friend at school was another guy named Neil too
He was staying over at his house when they had a bit of a blue
They didn't really speak much after that and he never stayed again
But he’d see him when he helped his dad deliver firewood around to their place
Years later Neil and his girlfriend Wendy were driving along
And he saw Neil and a woman in the opposite direction
He did a U-turn and followed flashing his lights
The other Neil pulled over and the other woman was his wife
They chatted for a bit and it turned out her name was Wendy too
Well fancy one Neil and Wendy meeting another two

Neil told me they invited them around for dinner the following week and things went pretty well so they asked them to come and stay a couple of weeks later in his cousin's caravan down the coast. After the first night of their 3 night stay the two Wendy’s weren't getting on very well so the following morning Neil told him that he and Wendy were heading back home.

I haven’t seen him since
I haven’t seen him since
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from Common Ground EP, released October 18, 2015

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The Transcendents are based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The second full-length album - Dirt Songs - is OUT NOW! Download for free or grab a 12" heavyweight gatefold vinyl copy while ya can!

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