Older Than I Thought

from by Mike Stocksdale

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She got stoned again her body broke down and caved in
I stared in with dread, as she lay still upon the doctor’s bed
She woke up at four, we shot the shit and talked about the war
We both longed for times, when it was easier to turn our eyes

All these days have come
And gone before we’re done with them
I for one am older than I thought I was

He went down again, tried to break his fall but never did
Son stood looking round, father lying there upon the ground
We all comforted, best we could until his family did
Dad and I drove back, I sat and prayed I’d never deal with that

All these days have come
And gone before we’re done with them
I for one am older than I thought I was

Tire tracks were left along with someone that She never met
She stood looking on, mesmerized by how it all went wrong
When she came home that spring, I couldn’t keep her from remembering
She could see through walls, and turning eyes would be no help at all

All these days have come
And gone before we’re done with them
I for one am older than I thought I was

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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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