Henry Pool

from by Mike Stocksdale



Oh lord looking down upon my face what do you see?
Am I the same that I once was when I was young?
Or am I a man who’s someone else entirely?
A stranger in the room when I’m alone?

I’m tired and I’m weird, foolish and afeared
All I know is henry pool is here
Oh lord looking down upon my life and what I’ve done
Can you believe the stupid things that I had planned?
With all of the times I’ve tried and failed and failed again
How can I try to do what I don’t understand?

I throw my hands and jeer, expectations disappeared
All I know is henry pool is here
Don’t wake me up no no
I’d rather stay than go
Where all the pain is stored and ignored
Oh lord when I look upon your face what do I see?
Are you just a faint impression on my wall?
Or are you a man who’s someone else entirely
A friend to those that never know at all?

You drive but I can steer, crazy but it’s clear
All I know is henry pool is here


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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