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Imbalances

by Micah McCaw

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1.
Overtime 03:31
I’m working overtime To please everyone And I’m slowly losing my mind To please everyone Calendars to corners Corners turn into bars Bars turn into cells And cells turn into sentences I’m working overtime To please everyone one And I’m slowly losing my mind To please everyone
2.
Write the Monroe Doctrine Add the Roosevelt Corollary Nice policies Now you rule the West Hemisphere seas You occupy a country That’s not yours to police Let’s drop some napalm So we can promote peace Control the economy And you control the world Control the people And you control the revolt Manifest destiny There’s more for me Insatiable greed Once you start it’s hard to concede
3.
Nervous Tick 04:15
I thought that we had moved past this Thoughts above this plateau Smoke is filling the valley But no one looks white as snow Are you speaking with conviction? Or are you using up the air? Are you patching up the jackets? Or are you making a tear? A gentle breeze foreshadows The men breaking their sticks I thought this was the future But that a nervous tick Finality in beginnings Surety in all this doubt A land of suffering people But hope can spring with a sprout I think I’m growing a conscience I think I’m dabbling with innocence
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Collapse 03:02
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The Dance 03:50
I just got back Oh I just got back And the memories seem sweeter Happens when you’re in the past The sympathetic screams The apathetic dreams These memories seem dour Sweet or sour The dance The plans The dance The plans I can’t learn of balance No I can’t learn of balance So I think with malice And sometimes talents You, Oh you Tell me when the sign needs closing You, Oh you Show me when the plants are growing The dance The plans The dance The dance The books all fell apart The pages smeared into the dark The future has a flare But I never know if it’s there
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Meadowlark 06:43
Strings in his hands Pens strapped with rubber bands Parchment clean as bleach Practicing the teach Brain tied in knots Hernia and blood clots Blame it on the gift But life happens swift If the light dims slowly You don’t realize it’s dark If you wax builds in your ears You can’t hear the meadowlark Keys in her hands Opening doors to foreign lands Predestining the lives Of creations that she improvised Her face has a furrowed brow Doubting her know how Blame it on the gift But life happens swift If the light dims slowly You don’t realize it’s dark If you wax builds in your ears You can’t hear the meadowlark And I want to know If these feet are becoming miles I want to know If this continent becomes an isle It’s not worth the gain if it Leaves us both behind We look in between And stay intertwined If the light dims slowly You don’t realize it’s dark If you wax builds in your ears You can’t hear the meadowlark
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Dogs 03:26
Getting jealous over a stolen item Then biting the one who it was stolen from Digging graves while the marrow is in the bones Treating coffins like the world’s most cherished thrones Dogs chasing our tails Waltzing to a man screaming on the phone Catching glimpses of these unfamiliar tones Singing harmony with a single voice Like a church choir who doesn't sing with joy They don’t sing with joy I don’t really notice anymore It all looks the same as it did before And so I ask you Should we sing with joy? Dogs chasing our tails
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Tails 01:28
Are you singing with joy? Will you sing out with joy? Has all hope been destroyed? Are you singing with joy? Dogs chasing our tails Hallelujah, defeat Hallelujah, retreat Hallelujah, repeat Hallelujah, complete Dogs chasing our tails
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It’s all factory sealed The dead slaughtered out in the fields Pre-packaged destiny Makes for a good company All the ABC’s agree There’s nothing wrong with the leaves And the garbage tastes just fine Close your eyes and imagine it’s wine Who’d have thought they’d put demons in the creamer? Who’d have thought they’d put demons in the freezer? Who’d have thought they’d put demons in the clothing? Who’d have thought they’d put demons in the coding? Here I am I keep buying Here I am I’m lying Here I am I still trying Here I am dying
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Welcome to your life There’s no turning back Even while you sleep We will find you Acting on your best behavior Turn your back on mother nature Everybody wants to rule the world It’s my own desire And it’s my own remorse Help me to decide You gotta help me make the Most of freedom and of pleasure Nothing ever lasts forever Everybody wants to rule the world There’s a room where the light won’t find you Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down When they do I’ll be right behind you I’m so glad we almost made it So sad they had to fade it Everybody wants to rule the world I can’t stand this indecision Married with a lack of vision Everybody wants to rule the world Say that you’ll never, never, never, never need it One headline, why believe it? Everybody wants to rule the world One for freedom and for pleasure Nothing ever last forever Everybody wants to rule the world
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Talk Louder 05:03
The house that I’ve built The house in my dreams Furnished and supplied Bows all untied The money and the fame The pictures and their frames The basement is unkempt Even in dreams I am contempt Follow my dreams It’s what I think It’s what I believe But if the house has too many things I won’t know how to sing And wasn’t Jesus poor So why do I pray for more? Maybe I don’t understand What it means to be a mortal man Searching for the immortal Why don’t I just burn it down? This house of a thousand crowns Follow His heart It’s what I think It’s what I believe And I don’t understand all the things that I keep telling me I don’t understand what they mean What I mean
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ROYGBV 02:46
Red, orange, and yellow Green, violet, and blue Gravity and physics Mathematics too Polar stratospheric Anthropogenic Church without the Kingdom Or ecumenic Movements on three axis North, South, West, and East Skin, muscles, and marrow Tusk and also teeth Alpha and Omega Beginning and end Comforter and helper Enemy or friend? Beggars and the rich men Victim and the thief Anger, joy, and sadness Fear, shame, and belief E, F through to D And sharps and flats between Silence or sounds loud as A cacophony Seconds, hours, and minutes Days, months, and the weeks English and Spanish Latin, German, Greek Years, Decades, Centuries And Millinia Redwoods, Ferns, and Tulips Caledonia Eagles, Hawks, and falcons Sparrows, crows, egret Punishment, rebuking All the past regrets Love and love and love And love and love and love

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released March 13, 2020

Drums - Andrew John Lee Tevis
Bass - Chris Heisner
Additonal Instruments - Jeremy Oliveria
Group Vox - Anthony Panter

Mixed by Jeremy Oliveria
Mastered by Adam Chamberlain @ Adam C Mastering

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Micah McCaw Medford, Oregon

McCaw's second album "Imbalances" is an energetic album fueled by crazy guitar, syncopated drums, and contemplative lyrics. Lyrically the album deals with living with an imbalanced life in regards to faith, art, family, and friends.

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