Long Slow Goodbye

by Khalid Hanifi

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Released February 28, 2021


I am tired of my face
How it’s long all over the place
From shop windows to restroom mirrors to anyone’s eyes
There’s not a moment that it won’t take
To complain about my piece of cake
Or to bellyache in my luxury ride

I want to be done with this I know it
Though I’m steadfast and reluctant
To admit defeat but I’ve blown it for such a long time
I keep it tidy and I keep it safe
I keep it locked so it won't escape
But it’s grown too large and it’s just walking away

It’s a long slow goodbye

You won’t have to prod me
You won’t have to scold me
I’ll be right there in a few more nicks of time

It’s a long, long slow goodbye

I once had a bit of peace
Altogether too brief
And the kicker was that it had nothing to do with me
In that moment I couldn’t take
An unnecessary break
And those precious dreams that chained me took to the sky


released February 28, 2021
Khalid: Vocals, Guitars
Trez Gregory: Vocals
Annie Mauk: Vocals
Mandy Mauk: Vocals
Gracie Mauk: Keys, Vocals
J. Ronquillio: Bass, Vocals
Peter Kharchenko: Guitar
Chuck Mauk: Drums & Percussion

Produced by Khalid
Mixed by Khalid and Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL


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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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