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Life Is Not A Lesson

by Glitterer

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Bodies 01:48
In between a thought and being Try to rid myself of feeling Want to be objective, true A body’s got nothing to prove You can put me in the ground But I’ll still be hanging around In the basement on the couch In the words leaving your mouth The passenger seat of your car Freezing in the frozen aisle Get under my skin An end that won’t begin A pinching of a nerve I’ll get what I deserve
Try to live a life that’s pure Try to open up the door Try so hard but am I Ever sure? Are you sure? Want to know more than the cure Want a problem to endure Want the remedy but Am I sure? Are you sure? Waste a little time Confidence unwinds Feel it in my spine Certainty is mine… Are you sure?
I’ve been away I’ve been home I’ve been in crowds I’ve been alone I’ve been dumb and also smart Both at once, sometimes apart I’ve been unclear But that’s neither here nor there Try harder still Make up my mind if you will Try harder still Make up my mind I’ve shown up I’ve done the work I still can’t figure out What I’m worth Try harder still Make up my mind if you will Try harder still Make up my mind
I know There’s nothing better than before I know There’s no way I’m keeping score And I know I can’t go there anymore It’s too bad Cause I was really on a roll Even if I’m feeling fine What was now is now behind I’d give a little backwards glance But I don’t wanna do the dance
I’ll never know I’ll never know Just how a song should go I don’t like what I wrote What’s the point of singing another song, To feel less lonely when you sing along? What’s the point of writing something else, To be heard by someone not yourself?
The End 01:13
It’s time to listen again Let the water run It’s fine to talk to a friend Let the thought in be done Lay down and make the bed Close my eyes and cover my head Sit inside and think of the end Sit inside and think of the end
Didn’t want to want it all Found a word, made me feel small Thought I knew it was wrong Thinking thoughts impossible Didn’t need to take a breath I sang a little song instead The words I wrote I haven’t read The ones that’ve been stuck in my head Didn’t want it… Did I now?
Indeed 01:26
Suddenly it’s all Out of reach And what’s the common thread Is it me? Pushed away without Knowing What’s to say but I’m sorry? Didn’t know what I did Didn’t know what I did I’m lying I did indeed Didn’t know what I did Didn’t know what I did Who's to blame? I think it’s me Push them away I’m fine this way
Birdsong 01:27
Didn’t ask to be the one who made you Think that you were wrong Didn’t ask to be the one who never Seemed to get along Didn’t ask to be the one Didn’t know I was alone until I looked around the room Didn’t know was alone until I Thought about you Do you know what I should do? I made the call I made them all I made the call I made them all
Fire 02:00
Can’t be the fire I am much too tired Got a lot of wants But not enough desire I don’t know What I’ve been told But I’m certain in the cold More and more and more Separate yourself from losing Earn the air your using Make the choice your choosing And run But it just makes a hole Fill it fast forget its role Maybe I’ll never know Life is long, and it burns slow
Uncomfortable With the thought of being not under control Oh no It’s not the truth holding the key It’s hidden right in front of you and me I mean Think aloud Inherit doubt Build another bridge for them to burn Run away Speak slowly Life is not a lesson to be learned


released February 26, 2021

Glitterer is Ned Russin

Ben Russin- the drums
Sarah King- vocals on “How A Song Should Go”
Arthur Rizk- maracas on “I Made The Call”

Recorded and produced by Ned Russin during March – May 2020
Drums recorded by Colin Gorman in Kingston, PA
Mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk

Booking by Merrick Jarmulowicz and Josh Stern for Ground Control Touring
Legal representation by Matt Decker, Esq.

Art and layout by Andrew Peden
Cover photo by Susy Cereijo
Back photos by Ben Russin
Live photo by Ruben Preciado from Torquer Fanzine

All songs written by Glitterer
Published by Russin Brotherhood Organization SESAC


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