Love Song

from by Mike Stocksdale

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Thought I would write you a love song baby
Just to get out what I need
Selfish I know but I can’t take it slowly
Changing it up
Going with my gut
I’m in a rut but you’re digging me out of it

Thought I would paint you a picture baby
Just in case you didn’t see
I’ve been depressed I’ve been all in a mess but
I have to confess
Withholding the rest
In Boots and a dress you’re just so damned impressive

I open my eyes and I crawl out of bed babe
Just to get closer to you
It’s obvious now there’s nothing holding me grounded so
You get the crown
I’ll be the clown
If you shoot me down I’ll just keep coming ‘round you

Hold me back if you think you can
Scold and smack, I can take the pain
Give me your best and worst
You can try to run but I’ll get there first

Thought I’d be able to stop thinking of you
But I keep on eyeing my phone
Hoping to hear that I’m all cleared for landing
Struggling to steer
Greasing my gears
Foiling my fears that this plane is a crashing

Thought I would write you a love song
I’m not even sure what that is
A delicate platform or is it a bad form
Of me freaking out
Struggling with doubt
Supressing a shout and just writing it all down


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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