Simple Gets Wise

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thank you langston hughes

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walk with me a minute - there's something i should tell you
i'm a new man now my friend, i woke up, i got wise
man, you were right, though i never thought i'd say it
let there be light, i think i've finally learned

it's been a long time, and we've both been afraid
and we don't know why
but have we gone blind ? drain all the colour from our eyes

now history's pretty cruel, it shows a lot of hatred and brutality
but i'd have to be anybody's fool if i didn't look around and make a change
and that's not so strange

it's been a long time, and we've both been afraid
and we don't know why
but have we gone blind ? drain all the colour from our eyes
it's been a long time, and we've both been afraid
for what good that does
and the colour-line isn't what it was, or what we thought it was

i thought we still had a little love
it was somewhere far away, all alone
but now i've seen a change, it's in my hands, it's been shown
and that lie is not my own

yea, i used to play it pretty cool, hoping i could hide my insecurity
but you don't have anybody fooled
when you never look around and make a change

it's been a long time, and we've both been afraid
and we don't know why
but have we gone blind ? drain all the colour from our eyes
been only marking time, where we've all been afraid, and the blood runs thin
in the waiting line we're only looking for the courage to begin

well it won't happen next time
i woke up, i got wise

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from Me, Myself am I, released June 17, 2014

• gm: bass guitar
• sp: drums, percussion
• mr: acoustic and electric guitars
• ks: vocals, keyboards, percussion, devices
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• marquinho brasil : muringas, congas, bongos, shaker, triangle

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Eyeland California

Eyeland is a Bay Area alternative pop band on the threshold of immortality. Matt and Kent, the songwriting core of Eyeland, first met in Oakland, CA while trying to avoid high school. The band was made complete with the addition of Greg on bass, and drummer Steve. ... more

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