Something Brightened my Window

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A song by me to me. I always was lost trying to sell myself as a musician.
Hated it. Self-aggrandizement goes against everything I ever wrote about.

lyrics

Some faceless stranger - out there alone...
Some faded memory, so tired and old; bitter and cold.
Waiting for redemption - trying to prove a point
Lost so deep in reflection - got turned around -
Can't get back there now
Thought you'd bring the world to its knees and now its breaking you down
knocking you around... You were gonna
try to keep away the disease but you can feel it breaking through deep down where no one can see...
You were getting cozy with the fools: follow all the rules, don't be too alarmed when they remove your right to choose
You went in too deep
and now your cover's just another one of the pathetic promises you can't keep.
But something brightened my window
Someone knocked on my door
It wasn't what I expected
or was looking for

Change becomes familiar
scenery unfolds
hiding back in the shadows
till the deal is made - and the price is paid.
Or maybe out in the open
trying to play the game
fumbling in an ocean that you used to hate
but you capitulate.

Thought that you had nothing to lose
but now you're pushing deeper in and you're becoming a part of the ruse
Hoped it wouldn't last very long, but now you're quickly finding out that all your bets were all placed all wrong
You try to make the best of the worst
If you're lucky it won't kill you before all of the work pays off
You went in too deep and now your cover's just another one of the pathetic promises you can't keep.

But something brightened my window
Someone knocked on my door
It wasn't what I expected
or was looking for
Morning sun on the mountain
Drifting smoke through the trees
someone sleeping beside me
it all comes back to me

credits

from Live at the bitch mountain bash, released January 1, 2005
written by
sven
curth

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Jim Lake Placid, New York

Jim is a mediocre rock band from upstate NY. Formed by a few starry-eyed, twenty-somehings in the mid 90's, they (along with a slew of other marginal, regional rock bands peopled by over-priveleged young men) achieved virtually nothing. At great expense.
They persevered through 10 years, 5 albums, a few requisite lineup changes, and countless stupid, awkward and unremarkable live performances.
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