My Politic

New Album "12 Kinds of Lost" Available August 25th Title Track available now everywhere

 

 

Album : Anchor

Before It's Too Late

There's a girl standing, with her back to a neon sign
in a bar that I've been to, so many times
and a drunk man is sizing her up
like he ain't seen a woman in a century
this town feels so empty, so empty to me

so I'm movin' on forward I'll go
I ain't been to Kansas or Colorado
I ain't been to Washington State
there's love for me somewhere
and I'm gonna find it before it's too late

everybody grows up to be a cynic in a city like this
so I'll be on the road, clinching my fists
hauling my secrets across the state line
looking for beauty to hard to define
headed west from independence
with answers to find

so I'm movin' on, forward I'll go
I ain't been to Tuscon or Sacramento
I ain't been to any great lake
 there's love for me somewhere
and I'm gonna find it before its too late

this town is a black hole, too many women cursing my name
could get a job at the factory and stay just the same
but I'll be leaving and I don't how soon
before I start believing there's work here to do

So I'm moving on, forward I'll go
I aint been to Memphis or Montechio
I'll travel the United States
there's love for me some where
and I'm gonna find it before it's too late

I may not find it today
but there's love for me somewhere
and I'm gonna find it before it's too late

2. God Vs. Evolution

In the evening time I feel alone
by the morning that old feeling's gone
and hopelessness is replaced by that hangover I'm having
Well I've left a few of these stones unturned
and I don't know what hurts the worst
not knowing or finding out what lies beneath it aint worth grabbing

but if we all feel just the same well I guess I can't complain
there's probably someone going through much worse than me anyways
the curse of thought and consciousness being self aware through all of this
damn god or evolution, whichever you believe in

I've been feeling like an old oak tree
burdens, like limbs hanging heavy on me
I wish someone would cut down some of this weight that I've been bearing
but you and I, we both know the drill
mouths to feed, promises to fill
so excuse me for these thoughts and all these feelings, I ain't been sharing

but if we all feel just the same well I guess I can't complain
there's probably someone going through much worse in different state
the curse of thought and consciousness being self aware through all of this
damn god or evolution, whichever you believe in

I walked one night through Harvard Square
and I looked around at all the people there
and thought long and hard about the fact
that I could even thank about it
cuz without this curse of consciousness
the act of love could not exist
and beauty would have no part in this cold world that we all live in

but if we all feel just the same well I guess I can't complain
there's probably someone going through much worse in different state
the curse of thought and consciousness being self aware through all of this
thank god or evolution, whichever you believe in

3. Ways of Love

I've heard the voice of reason, I've heard it calling me
saying "don't you run to quickly, toward that which you cannot see"
been living, season to season my excuse is that I feel free
but no  plans and all this time can make you ache for company

can't you see I am a stranger just like you to the ways of love
it takes a pair to discover where it lives where love comes from
I'd like to find out more about it, maybe then I could become
a resident instead of a stranger, to the ways of love

I understand the voice of God
is just my conscience catching up
if I end up listening I might have much better luck
well I've been  sitting here alone trying to find somewhere to go
but as far as I can tell I need someone to let me know

can't you see I am a stranger just like you to the ways of love
it takes a pair to discover, where it lives where love comes from
I'd like to find out more about it, maybe then I could become
a resident instead of a stranger to the ways of love

4. Heartless

hanging from a noose I tied the knot myself
I'm not dead but I'm dying
the punchline of a joke  laughing all the way to hell
when you speak to me you're lying

but if you know me better than myself
you've got a funny way of showing me a sign
I'm all yours, you're not quite mine

brokedown in the heart of Tennessee and I'm starting
to think I've been outsmarted
cuz you're pretending to know me well but I believe you've got it wrong
starting to think you might be heartless

but if you know me better than myself
you've got a funny way of showing me a sign
well I'm yours, you're not quite mine

now i'm hanging from a noose I tied the knot myself
I'm not dead but I'm dying
now i'm the punchline of a joke  laughing all the way to hell
when you speak to me you're lying

but if you know me better than myself
you've got a funny way of showing me a sign
I'm all yours, you're not quite mine

5. Nobody to Blame

she's dusting off her dress
she said "I need to rest a while
I've been racking up the miles on these runaway shoes"
she said "it's hard to be the best and I'm sick of standing single file
I've just been in denial of how much I really use"

it's always been a game pin the needle in the vein
trying to cope with all this shame I don't even need a name
I'm just another hopeless case with nobody to blame
well she found herself a jumpsuit

and some friends she could relate to well
she said "another spell in prison just might do me good"
but she fell into the wrong group
and when she got out began to sell
she said "this well, it runs much deeper than I thought it could"

and it will always be the same pin the needle in the vein
trying to cope with all this shame I don't even need a name
I'm just another hopeless case with nobody to blame

they found her in her car
with a needle in her arm today
don't know why I'm surprised always knew it'd this way

cuz it's always been a game pin the needle in the vein
trying to cope with all this shame but she deserves a name
we all deserve a name

6. The Truth

In  a parking lot past the county fairgrounds, I whispered to her
with all the sweetness that I could muster
"I'm in love with a red headed woman I met on the fourth of july
now the days turned to night and I'm leaving you"

There's no way to explain how I feel without hurting somebody somehow
I've been on the end, that you're sitting in and it's hell when you hear it out loud
the feeling you feel, the emotions are real can't hide 'em so let 'em out now
I can't keep livin' a lie that's why I told you tonight
I hope the truth can feel better somehow

her eyes they widened and her voice it  heightened and she said to me
"yeah I knew, but I chose to ignore it
cuz I've loved you for years, but it fell on deaf ear, cuz all that you love
are your ideas and how you explore them"

Well I thought things might change, maybe I could explain
that we were meant for each other or something
but I've been lying to myself, and its felt like hell
and I realize it was all for nothing

there's never been a way to explain how we feel without hurting the other somehow
we've both been on the end that we're sittin' in and it's hell when you hear it out loud
the feelings we feel, the emotions are real can't hide 'em so let 'em out now
I can't keep living I lie, that's why I told you tonight
I hope the truth can feel better somehow

7. Ain't no Saint

In the darkness there's a light and surely I can see it
but it's so far away that I can hardly reach it

I ain't no saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do
no one's a saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do

I've been loved and left and loved again left money on the table
left all I've known and where I've been just to see if I was able

I ain't no saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do
no one's a saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do

 that wicked wind will blow across your face until it haunts you
it's easier to let it find a home
and resistance ain't an option when you're weaker and it wants you
it'll find a way to swallow you up whole

so in the darkness there's a light and I know that I can reach it
 it's so far away but I swear that I can reach it

I ain't no saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do
no one's a saint cuz sinning's easy it's easier to do

 

8. Civil War Song

Digging up civil war bullets, in the front yard
there aint a part of me, that's not in love with you
it's hard to believe, we were ever torn
i tried to secede and a battle was born
but i was only afraid, you were trying to save
a union, you believed in by going to war

the history books won't get it right
they'll be some people who believe i had a reason to fight
but the truth is changing is hard and i just needed some time

reading through letters we wrote, from the battlefield
they painted pictures of nightmarish scenes, and casualties
its hard to believe, we were ever apart
i was weaker without you, you'd won from the start
you marched down to the ocean, lit up every emotion
for the good of the union, for the good of our hearts

and the history books won't get it right
they'll be some people who believe i had a reason to fight
but the truth is changing is hard and i just needed some time
the truth is, changing is hard and i just needed some time

 

9. Anchor

You can get high on speed, booz and weed
or the false feeling of freedom
God or the look in the eye of the one that you love
but coming down's the hardest part
of any living that your doing
but every now and then
every now and then

there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
its gonna make its way to the bottom of the ocean and hold you down
there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
you better find a way to live or else you're gonna drown

you can get high on hope or go up in smoke
or find the last piece of the puzzle
hitch a ride to the top of the world and let it all go
meet the girl of your dreams or find out what it means
to feel enlightenment all around you
take a trip to another dimension, trace the patterns real slow
but coming down's the hardest part of any living that you're doing
but every now and then
every now and then

there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
its gonna make its way to the bottom of the ocean and hold you down
there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
you better find a way to live or else you're gonna drown

Heaven don't help any body
and hell is hungry all the time

every now and then
every now and then

there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
its gonna make its way to the bottom of the ocean and hold you down
there's gonna be an anchor, there's gonna be an anchor
you better find a way to live or else you're gonna drown