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Poor Aim: Love Songs

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Hey Boy
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The Sky Opened Wide Like The Tide
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Knowing The Things That I Know
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Lets Play Boys And Girls
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The Love That I Crave
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Hock It
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Come On Petunia
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 16:51

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ashleycwoods

"Hey Boy" — reasons why he didn't call ... "a), you're gay, b) you've got a girlfriend" ... This music is so smartly constructed that it never comes off sounding like chick-pop.

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One of my favorites.

ohhyesohhno

This is an excellent album, and not a single track is less than great. My favorite has probably got to be Hock It, but the others aren't far behind. I also recommend checking out the remix of this album, as a few of those tracks are quite good.

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