Mockingbird Blues

from by Van Dyke Brown

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lyrics

There's a dead mockingbird in the backyard, flew into my window today
Do you ever feel like your whole life is slipping away
I'm running low on Lone Star, I've been drinking all day
Guess I'll hang around 'til I run out of reasons to stay

Half the time you peel back and all you find is a bruise
Half the time you wake up and put on the news
There ain't no point trying to fight it, you make your own choice or you don't choose
Sittin' round trying to beat these mockingbird blues

I met my dad on Monday at the corner bar
He said "son, is the world still breaking your heart"
It appears out of nowhere, running hard, fast, and mean
The good and the bad and the in-between

Half the time you're knowing, half the time you knew
Half the time you wake up with nothing to do
There ain't no good way to fight it, it's an uphill battle you lose
Sittin' round trying to beat these mockingbird blues

Half the time you feel bad, half the time you lose
Half the time you wake up, and look for your shoes
But there ain't no point trying to fight it, you make your own choice or you don't choose
But you ain't gonna beat these mockingbird blues
No you ain't gonna beat these mockingbird blues

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from Holy Libel, released July 19, 2019
Written, produced and performed by Scott Honea
Piano - Adam McGuire
Mixed and mastered by Derek Taylor

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Van Dyke Brown Arlington, Texas

Van Dyke Brown is the cosmic folk alter ego of musician, filmmaker, and novelist Scott Honea. Weaving folk, country, and pop elements into thought-provoking, character-based story songs, Brown's songs bridge the gap between classic country and today's indie folk rock. Born in Corsicana, Texas, Brown currently resides in Dallas. Recorded in 2019, "Holy Libel" marks his debut. ... more

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