Gavin Castleton – Modeling Lyrics

You’ve been asking these indirect questions
Like sonar to suss out the new shape of your family
And I think you just wanna know if I’m still your parent
‘cause we don’t seem any different
But we told you it was over

It’s so hard to provide that shade of omniscience
While helping you see that adulthood’s unscripted
We’re just trying our hardest to learn our way through this
And earn your forgiveness

I don’t love you any less than I did when I first tucked you in
And no matter what shape your new family takes, you’ll still be my kid

Dear Bloomer:
When you fall in love, ask yourself this question:
“Is this really what I need or is it just the only love my parents modeled for me?”
Because you don’t have to love how your parents loved
You can customize it any way you want to—just try to love intentionally!

I’ve been running through the gamut of my feelings:
From lonely to hopeful
From bitter to sorry
And sometimes I panic right after I’ve seen you
And carried you out to your car, like a monkey

Gotta hold it together ’til I get back inside
Let the twins, grief and love, storm my lungs and subside
There’s just something ‘bout fathers and how they always leave…

I get sick when I think you might see me that way
I went cold when my father moved so far away
And he couldn’t say

I don’t love you any less than I did the first time I tucked you in
And no matter what shape your new family takes you’re still my kid

Dear Bloomer:
When you fall in love
Ask yourself this question:
“Is this really what I want or is it just the only love my parents modeled for me?”
Because you don’t have to love how your parents loved
You can optimize it anyway you want to, to love effectively

Dear Bloomer
When you fall in love, ask yourself this question:
“Is this really what I want or is it just the only love my parents modeled for me?”
Because you don’t have to love how your parents loved
You can optimize it any way you want to, to love effectively

Dear Bloomer…

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