Waste Your Life, Be An Artist

from If I Were Me by Jacob Smigel

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lyrics

The windshield’s dirty that I’m looking through, with bug guts stuck like super glue
And I can get ‘em off, if I try. Even the Hoover Dam, is still soft inside
The sun has riz and the sun has set, well here I am in Texas yet
Taking songs for a walk, that came from my mind, I guess I own them so… I shuffle behind

If we fly like crows, we could make that show, but we've gotta take the long way around
We’re coming in late, and we hope that you wait, it’s always better when we have a full crowd
I’m not a musician, I got something to say, I wanna ramble and get away,
On a musical-vacation for the working poor,
I wanna breath some air that ain’t been breathed before
I wanna breath some air that ain’t been breathed before

“Waste your life, be an artist” they used to say, I heard that one a lot back in the day
Acting like an artist is this thing outside, not another part of me in the same guise

The bathroom stalls have got no doors, I’ll use my mic I can’t use yours
It smells so bad… and I hate to say,
I guess we played some shows, should’a never been played

But I’m playing hard enough to break a sweat, I’m getting good, I ain’t got there yet
My voice is blown out from singing loud, because you never know who’s in that crowd

Well the bands I saw when I was young, they’d send you home feeling alive
You stay up late and you wanna create, I wanna play that role in your life
I’m kind-of-a-musician with something to say, I wanna ramble and get away,
On a musical-vacation for the working poor,
I wanna breath some air that ain’t been breathed before
I wanna breath some air that ain’t been breathed before

“Waste your life, be an artist” they used to say, I heard that one a lot back in the day
Acting like an artist is this thing outside, not another part of me in the same guise
“Waste your life, be an artist” they used to say, I heard that one a lot back in the day…

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from If I Were Me, released September 8, 2020
Jacob Smigel: Guilele and Vocals
Dennis Ryan: Drumbrute Analog Drum Synth
Chris Ryan: Bass
Ian O’Neil: Electric Guitar

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