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"Pretty Girl From Michigan", formerly known as "Telling Time" is the fourth track on The Avett Brothers's 2012 album The Carpenter. It was first heard at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA on June 13, 2007

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Telling Time (renamed "Pretty Girl from Michigan") - The Avett Brothers - December 2008

Telling Time (renamed "Pretty Girl from Michigan") - The Avett Brothers - December 2008

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Pretty Girl From Michigan - The Avett Brothers

Pretty Girl From Michigan - The Avett Brothers

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LyricsEdit

Can you not see
What you've done
You gave your heart away like that I didn't want to fall
In love
With anyone but you did.

I can still hear
The song
The melody behind the kiss you gave me,
You were wrong
I was right so I walked away.

And left you there,
alone,
I got so tired of talking on the telephone.
How many times would we say the words "Goodbye"?

I made mistakes
and one
was telling you that I'd be there when telling-time had come.
I should've said I didn't care.

Oh the time I would have saved
If I had been less willing to accommodate.
You'd been a little less likely to cry.

You go back to the high life
And I'll go back to the low.
I should've known
But now I know.

There'll be no words
from you
Describing how it felt to go through what I put you through.
It all makes perfect sense.

The way you cut
The rope
That kept you dangling from such bitter full amounts of hope.
I would have cut it too.

The Carpenter tracksEdit

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9. "A Fathers First Spring"
10. "Geraldine"
11. "Paul Newman vs. the Demons"
12. "Life"
Deluxe editions:
13. "Die Then Grow" (Target exclusive)
14. "Standing With You" (Target exclusive)
15. "The Clearness is Gone" (7" exclusive)