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Get Ready To Run

by Matthew Davies

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1.
Think of a time...the last time your plans fell through I'll help you out and I'll think of my last time, too As I recall, man, I was really feelin' blue 'Cause when the blizzard hit we had to call off the east coast tour An inconvenience Kind of a bummer, yeah Disappointing to be sure But not the end of the world Think of the cavemen, cavewomen and children, too What if your dinner was a hairy one hundred times bigger than you What if your handmade bone shaped club had snapped in two Well, you'd be hungry until you found another tool that you could use An inconvenience Kind of a bummer, yeah Disappointing to be sure But not the end of the world We all have times when we struggle with one thing or another But it's very important to remember that not all of these struggles will last forever And you never know the next day the sun might rise and you'll be feeling fine So when your power's out or you're stuck on your commute When you just can't do what you really really really want to You must remember that life is full of jumping through hoops It's a mess but don't let the stress get the best of you An inconvenience Kind of a bummer, yeah Disappointing to be sure But not the end of the world An inconvenience Kind of a bummer, yeah But it's not no it's not
2.
Rolled out of bed With an ache in my heart and a bump on my head I went down to breakfast Couldn’t eat a thing my subconscious said Get ready to run Light on your feet and under the gun Get ready to run I moped around all day With a feeling that I just couldn’t explain Been expecting rain now For so long did I hear the weatherman say Get ready to run Light on your feet and under the gun Get ready to run Now the shadows are long at the end of the day And I’m out of breath trying to keep up the pace I set the bar too high and now I’m just trying to hard to keep myself in this race Get ready to run Light on your feet and under the gun Get ready to run
3.
The Grid 05:17
Invisible signal that never goes away You drive a thousand miles and silently it waits That hidden frequency that ringing in you ears It's only getting stronger year after year Unplug me from the grid Release me from your grip Before it gets too late Oh God, did we miss our chance to escape Made too big a shift and now this is our fate All too ready and too willing to embrace The blind convenience of a shiny modern age Your public library a lifeless web domain Maybe what we've lost isn't worth what we've gained Unplug me from the grid Release me from your grip Before it gets too late Oh God, did we miss our chance to escape Made too big a shift and now this is our fate Holding out For what's the use Wiser men have traded old for the new I recall quite clearly a very different time Before the ones and zeros started ruling all our lives I try to fight it and I try not to engage But, before I know what's happening it sucks me in again Unplug me from the grid Release me from your grip Before it gets too late Oh God, did we miss our chance to escape Made too big a shift and now this is our fate
4.
Father Gives 03:44
Father gives me the keys to the cottage Father says not to stay too late Father pays for the cars and the mortgage Father gives and takes away Brother left me a bag on the table Brother says not to take too much Brother sleeps with the golden angels Bother's had some real bad luck (Father brother mother sister daughter daughter daughter) Just the roles and the way we're brought up Another day with the ties that bind us Mother's hand on the edge of the cradle Mother breath my life today Mother serve from your silver ladle Mother gives and takes away

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released July 30, 2021

Mixed by Shane Hochstetler
Mastered by Carl Saff
Album Art by Eston Bennett

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