Known Better

from by Mike Stocksdale

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lyrics

Boy you got a lot to learn
Back when I was younger that was all that I heard
Man you got a ways to go
Now I’m getting older and I’m lost as before
Every path I open someone closes the door

I don’t know nothing ‘bout no one son
but we all got something we wish we’d done
I could shout you a song I could write you a letter
Maybe I should have known better x2

Boy you got a lot to give
Back when I was younger there were treasures I hid
Man you gotta try your luck
Threw it at the wall to see if anything stuck
Emptied out my pockets now there’s nothing to chuck

I don’t know nothing ‘bout no one son
but we all got something we wish we’d done
I could shout you a song I could write you a letter
Maybe I should have known better x2

Boy you’re gonna be a man
Find yourself a woman that you think you can stand
Man it’s such a lonely trip
Everyone is scared but they won’t admit it
Everyone is tired but too driven to quit

I don’t know nothing ‘bout no one son
but we all got something we wish we’d done
I could shout you a song I could write you a letter
Maybe I should have known better x2

Boy I see you standing there
Smiling by the girl with the curls in her hair
Man I bet you never guessed
She would be the one to drag you out of your mess
She would be your failure and your greatest success

Boy you got a lot to learn
Back when I was younger that was all that I heard
Man you got a way to go
Now I’m getting older and I’m lost as before
Every path I open someone closes the door

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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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