Oh My Soul

from by Mike Stocksdale

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You could shape me into something
You could drag me up from nothing
Like a drowning boy pulled up by his heel
And I might just give in
Give my whole world a spin
and straighten up stronger than steel

I could jump over buildins
I could save all the childrens
I could trade in my feet for these shoes
but as time lingered on
And the years made me strong
I would still find my weakness in you

Oh my soul
I can’t quite make it alone x2

You been patchin up my engines
You been oiling my decisions
And I been trying to steer straight for awhile
When I think I’ve reached the end
The road sign signals turn again
I screech my wheels and pull out in style

(see) I could jump over buildings
I could save all the childrens
If I trade in my feet for these shoes
but as time lingered on
And the years made me strong
You know I’d still find my weakness in you

Oh my soul
I can’t quite make it alone x2

Now Little lady Sadie lays alone inside her room so shady
With all the lights turned down and her mind turned on
While I’m strumming on that old guitar and wishing on the distant stars
With all my life cut short and my dreams spread long
She says ‘maybe I will go to spain’ I don’t even need an aeroplane
But I’ll get there somehow you just fuckin watch
Oh and it’s me that can’t stop watching her with glass of wine and mind so sure
I’d let her in if I thought she’d let me off

Oh my soul
I can’t quite make it alone
I can’t quite make it alone

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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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