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A Better Time

from No Man Is an Island by Samuel B. Lupowitz



What can I do?
No other person could climb on through
What can I say?
Thought it was scream out or fade away

But I broke a fragile mirror
And I’m sweeping up the glass
And now I understand the things that do and do not change
That shit will kick you right in the ass

And if I knew my brain was burning me
Then I’d apologize
And now that you’re done hiding
I’ll tear off my sad disguise
Locked inside where isolation wins
Sinking down while I tried to climb
This world‘s on fire, let‘s just hold on
Until a better time

Spinning my wheels
I didn’t know you knew how it feels
I wanted all that you couldn’t give me

But I shook a trust I needed
And I pushed when trying to cling
And in the light of day there’s space between the needs and wants
And I can feel the pendulum swing


Inside my head
I feel it squeezing and I’m losing my grip
I misread
Every cue but the one she gave you
Now I feel that what’s true is slipping

Clouding my view
I tried to give, but I needed, too
Passing my prime
I thought that we’d have a better time

Now I know where all the walls are
And I know my own mistakes
When somewhere deep inside you feel like you can’t make me stay
You know I’ll do whatever it takes



from No Man Is an Island, released September 10, 2021
SBL - vocals, Ludwig drum set, Kohler & Campbell spinet piano, Minimoog bass, Wurlitzer electric piano, glockenspiel, Cheez Machine string synth, Hammond A100 organ


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Piano-driven rock ’n’ soul for your thoughts, feelings, and theatrical leanings. Ben Folds backed by The Band.

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