The Only Way Out

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Bruce Springsteen once said that all rock n' roll music is one long "DADDY!!!" from sons to dads. Its pretty much true.


My daddy never taught me to shave
So I stared into the mirror and drew the blade
Still got the scars to celebrate today

I walked on through that door night after night
To tally days and wonder if this higher power might
Save me from my impending birth right

The only way out
The only way down
To loft along on hands of complicity
Lord take this thorn
I'll ask no more
Who knows the kind of vessel I am meant to be

She slipped that golden band over knuckles cracked
Against plaster, against wood, against inevitable relapse
Under bells, I swore this was the end

Lay down my arms
No halt the run
Be dirt to the cycle of bloom and droop
A prison bird's song can not loft beyond
The steel bars it calls its home


from Demo 2012, released November 27, 2012



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