Something's Got to Give

from Machines and the Gods by Jellyfish Brigade

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Something's got to give (x4)

Avoid another almost hit
It feels like ya’ll dont miss
Thoughts bouncing like a pinball
Stomachin' the pitfalls
Trippin’ while the wall close in
Been banging at the same old thang
And it’s looking like there ain’t no change
While the gray haze hangs low,
Seek a little rainbow
Before it can fade away

No sorrow for the sedentary self
Get up, get out, do like the legendary tale
I hum a human hymn to the cemetery bells
Until I’m dead and buried, I’ll remember every L
Well dweller to rope climber, miner of jewels
Fighting a duel, stab ripples at the sight in the pool
Hope hanging by a thread, unwinding the spool
Said I roll like I’m hunting for a fire to fuel
I speak spells, them guttural chants is anthemic
To cure the ailments and enhance the aesthetics
Might take me a minute, or maybe a whole eon
Eras all end, but my autumn is so neon
My howling canine day’s coming
So far I’ve fallen at many a fake summits
But every time down, I take a bit with me cause
I build on it and lifts me up, I said

Something warm and bright been seeping through the tunnel cracks
No stone unturned til I get me some of that
Sacrifice the blue ribbons and the tiny ducat stash
Best foot forward, even if I gotta double back
It’s a beautiful process, a dutiful conquest
To overcome immovable objects
Push til we ache, punch til we scab
Dig til we’re dirty, jump til we collapse
So, I laugh like I done cried a couple of times
Drew the blinds, sank deep in the puddle of mine
I sniffle like I done chuckled til my sides cramped
And I couldn’t count the reasons to raise the wine glass
We got thangs that beat us to the point we can’t mention ‘em
Out of fear that we might dive back into ‘em
Might’ve won the war, Might’ve lost the day
I might’ve broke on through, I might’ve walked away, I said


from Machines and the Gods, released March 24, 2023


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