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My Guitar is Calling Me

by Englewood

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My guitar is calling me. It sings softly, "Come and sit with me. "We haven't talked in much too long. "Let's sit together and write a song." But I've got nothing to say. No clever words are coming to me today, No insightful comments on today's news, So, Guitar, what will we do? But my guitar keeps calling me. It sings softly, "Come and sit with me. "We haven't talked in much too long. "We should get together and write a song." But what is there to say about the Limbo that we find ourselves living in today. The door is half open, or maybe it's half shut, So, Guitar, are we down or up? So maybe I don't need anything to say. My guitar seems to think We can just sit here and play. And maybe that's just the path I need to take To give my mind and heart a break. My guitar is calling me. Singing softly, "Come just sit with me. "We haven't talked in much too long. "Let's sit together and maybe write a song." We'll sit together and maybe write a song.
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Dopamine Hit 02:31
I've got these boxes Coming to my door, door, door. I don't know why I order. I must be bored, bored, bored. It's not like I need something new, I don't need more, more, more. I go on eBay. I want to sell, sell, sell. A bid comes in. Do I hear a bell, bell, bell? I like that Dopamine too much, I can tell, tell, tell. Give me that dopamine hit. Give me that old dopamine hit. It's cheap, it's safe, it's quick, It doesn't make me sick, so Give me that old dopamine hit! A Candy Crush win gives me a star, star, star. My partners in Words with Friends keep raising the bar, bar, bar. I wish that dopamine came in a jar, jar, jar. Give me that dopamine hit. Give me that old dopamine hit. It's cheap, it's safe, it's quick, It doesn't make me sick, so Give me that old dopamine hit! I post a photo -- I get a like, like, like. And just like that -- my mood will spike, spike, spike. I've got to turn it off so I can sleep Tonight, night, night. Give me that dopamine hit. Give me that old dopamine hit. It's cheap, it's safe, it's quick, It doesn't make me sick, so Give me that old dopamine hit! Give me that old time dopamine hit! Give me that old time dopamine hit! Give me that old time dopamine hit! Give me that old time dopamine hit!
3.
We all own our personal demons. We all fight to keep them down. But demons can be real powerful, And take over your personal town. "There ain't room enough for both of us, pardner, in this town." But the demons drew faster, this one last time around, And they brought this brother down. They brought a good man down. Sometimes a heart can be so big that it feels hollow and empty, With a door open wide for anything, open wide for a demon entry. And those demons sit down and they make themselves at home, And they tell you when you have them, you don't need anyone. And slowly while you're drowning they can Take you down. They can take a good man down. Another brother is gone, another one lost to the war, To the war of the worlds inside him, To the war of living in this world. And every time a brother is lost it echoes those lost before, Deep echoes in the holes in our hearts will sound forever more, And we'll miss them forever more... We'll love them forever more. We all own our personal demons. We all fight to keep them down. But demons can be real powerful, And take over your personal town. And they can take a good man down, They can take a brother down, They can take a good man down...
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We've been together for a long, sweet time. We’ve been together for a long sweet time. Me and you sweet honey of mine. When we’re together it keeps me strong. Being together with you keeps me strong. Maybe that’s why we can stay together for so long. In this sheltering year we’ve been together more than ever. In this sheltered year we’ve been together more than ever. Now we know for sure we’ll be together for ever. We’ve been together such a long sweet time. Yes, we’ve been together for a long sweet time. Me and you, sweet honey, me and you, my own sweet honey, It’s been a long, sweet, sweet time
5.
Today I read your notebook from the distant past. Your mind came alive to me, again at last. And As you might say in one of your poems, I can’t do you justice with words alone. So hear my heart. I’ve finally reached the day When I can think of you in peace. I’ve finally reached the hour When I can think of you at peace. My anger and heartbreak have gone to rest, And now I only feel your love deep in my breast. You’ve come to me, my brother, when I need your grace. I’ve called on you, my brother, from my earthly place. And every time it seems, my message gets through. And then things work out somehow and I credit you, Because you hear my heart, I know you hear my heart. Today I read your notebook from the distant past. Your mind came alive to me, again at last. And As you might say in one of your poems, I can’t do you justice with words alone. So hear my heart. I know you hear my heart.
6.
Folksinger 02:25
I think I could be a folksinger. Maybe I could be a folksinger. I only need to learn three chords. It gets complicated if you need any more. That’s a good reason to be a folksinger. I think I’m going to be a folksinger. Yes I think I want to be a folksinger. I can sing about holding hands. I don’t have a rock and roll band. Maybe I should be a folksinger. I’m pretty sure I want to be a folksinger. There are so many reasons to be a folksinger. I can write a protest song. I can preach about right and wrong. That’s the fun of being a folksinger. I could be on public TV. The New Christy Minstrels got nothing on me! I think I’m meant to be a folksinger. I don’t need an amplifier. I can sing around a campfire. I don’t need electricity. I don’t need a roadie. Just my guitar and me – A folksinger!
7.
Bring on the rain today. Wash this land clean again today. Bring on the rain! Bring on the wind today. Blow that toxic air away. Come on -- bring on the wind! Now we can sleep again. Now we can sing again. Now we can dream again. Now let us see again. Now let us be again. Now let us rise again. Bring on the sun today. Shine that bright light on the truth again today. Come on -- bring on the sun! Now we can sleep again. Now we can sing again. Now we can dream again. Now we can see again. Now we can be again. Now we can rise again!
8.
I'm a little worried About letting down my guard. I've built up a sturdy little shell, A bit brittle, but still hard. Starting to let in hope is like a Small leak in the dam. Maybe I could open up, But I'm not sure yet that I can. We've all been hanging on so strong. Sometimes seems short, but mostly Feels long. I feel like I can't afford to Let my defenses down yet. I'll just hold on. Free days are coming To release us from all this fear. I need to hold on a bit longer Before I can shed those joyful tears. We've all been hanging on so strong. Sometimes seems short, but mostly Feels long. I feel like I cannot afford to Let down my defenses yet. I'll just hold on. I'm a little worried About letting down my guard. I've built up a sturdy little shell, A bit brittle, but still hard.
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Someday -- I'm looking forward to someday. Someday -- I'm really looking forward to someday. Someday everything will be great; I'll be smart and rich and lose lots of weight. Someday. One day -- there're so many things I'm going to do one day. One day -- there're so many things I'm going to do one day. I'm going to travel and learn to cook, I'm going to read all those classic books. One day. Monday -- It's a good day to start doing all of those things I saved for someday. Monday -- what better day to start doing all of those things I saved for someday. I don't want to wait until it's too late To make today great, and turn today into Someday. Today is Monday, it's a great day to start doing all of those things I saved for someday. Today is Monday, the day I'm going to start doing all of those things I saved for someday. I don't want to wait until it's too late To make today great. I'm not going to wait until it's too late To make today great, I'm not going to wait until it's too late To turn today into my Someday.

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released June 30, 2022

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