Everybody I Know

from by Mike Stocksdale

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Pulling the pieces all apart
They stopped it before they’d let it start
Followed their brains over their hearts
Played it so safe and called it smart
Well we all go on so frightened of blundering
Everybody I know is just waiting for something

She pulled out her hair when he would call
Ripped out the phone cord from the wall
Spent a year trying to recall
Why she spoke to him at all
Well we all go on so heartbroke and bluffing
Everybody I know is just waiting for something

Ooh ooh
I hope tomorrow’s gonna come
Oooh ooh
Maybe by then I’ll get it done
Everybody says they’ve got time
Am I waiting, or wasting mine?

He started it over once again
Found a new town and set of friends
Guess it was easy to pretend
That he would just settle in the end
Well we all go on so guarded and struggling
Everybody I know is just waiting for something

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from Ashland, released July 1, 2011

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Mike Stocksdale Los Angeles, California

Mike Stocksdale feels like an artist you've listened to your whole life. There is familiarity in his melodies, and his ability to translate his personal experiences into relatable lyrics is, in a word, captivating. His latest release, Ashland, is a conversational collection of songs melding together the best parts of folk, rock, blues, and country. Based in Venice, CA and currently touring SoCal. ... more

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