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A long, unabashed ode to failure (no kiddin'?). One more in a long line of "motivational and inspirational" tunes *snicker*.

For better or worse, sometimes I flatly refuse to shorten songs--this one clocks in a 6:00 (although the tempo lags through the first two verses a bit, tacking on a few extra seconds).

lyrics

ever since you were born/you waited for this, wait forlorn
unexpected as you were it's undeniable/glass is empty, ashtray full

count me in on your side/I watch from afar what you cannot hide

all those frightening and criticizing eyes chastise what you've become

all that matters to you is just a matter of fact/all that matters to you is shit you can't get back

and it's a goddamn shame/a goddamn shame

so take your stance, defensive kind/take a swig to undermine/you waited for this/you waited for this/you waited for this/oh you waited for this

as you're suspended, upended and overdue/what will become of you

all that matters to you is just a matter of fact/all that matters to you is shit you can't get back

and it's a goddamn shame/a goddamn shame

credits

from No Cigar (unreleased & assorted demos), track released August 12, 2009
Recorded on a Yamaha 8 track summer of 1998 at 11th & Pine rehearsal studio, Seattle, WA. All instruments performed by me.

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A. Michael Collins Seattle

Position: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, P, C, RF, CF, LF
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 135
Born: 9-17-69
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Avg: .199



Drummist, guitarist, bassist, singist and write-ist. I'm a fan of many genres; the stuff I write is basically earnest, somber, even wistful on occasion. Guitar-driven, melodic power-pop with harmonies and a focus on guitar tones. I think there's a rootsy, Okie element to it too.
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