City Limit Pothole

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JUST A FOOT OF PAVEMENT STUCK BETWEEN TWO TOWNS
EVERYBODY MAKES A FUSS
ABOUT THE THINGS HE DOES
BUT NOBODY CARES ENOUGH TO TURN HIM ROUND
ALWAYS BITTER TOWARDS HIS COLLEAGUES
OFTEN JEALOUS OF THE LIFE HE CAN’T APPROACH
THERE’S A SADNESS IN HIS EYES
THAT ALWAYS GETS DISGUISED
BY THE VITRIOL THAT’S ISSUED FROM HIS THROAT
WITH NO ANGELS IN THE HEAVENS
WITH NO HELP ALONG THE WAY
JUST A CITY LIMIT POTHOLE
WAY PAST HOPING HE’LL BE PAVED ONE DAY

WITH NO SHOULDER TO CRY ON
HE DECIDED THAT HE’D SHED NO MORE TEARS
BUT ITS CLEAR THAT DECISION
WAS DECIDED
BY A SERIES OF BEERS
LIKE AN OLD BEATEN COASTLINE
HIS DEFINITION IS PULLED AT BY THE MOON
THOUGH THE BOTTLE CAN SLOW TIME
IT LEAVES NO TIME
FOR MAKING A MOVE
WITH NO REASON TO STAY SOBER
AND A HOLE TO HIDE AWAY
JUST A CITY LIMIT POTHOLE
NOT TO KEEN ON GETTING PAVED ANYWAY

(BREAK)

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL
WHERE THE WATER TABLE LIES
WHEN THE PRESSURE STARTS TO SWELL
THAT’S WHEN THE CRACKS BUILD UP INSIDE
AND WHEN HE HOBBLES DOWN THE LANE
HE DRAGS HIS BOOTS OF STEEL
HE ECHOES OUT A NAME
THAT DESCRIBES THE WAY HE FEELS

LIKE A CITY LIMIT POTHOLE
JUST A CHILD IN THE BODY OF A MAN
CAUSE HIS SPIRIT DIDN’T AGE
IT LEFT A RUSTY CAGE
THAT CAN’T BE OPENED WITHOUT SLICIN’ UP HIS HAND
SO NO MORE DRINKING FROM THE COLD SPRING
AND NO SUGAR CAUSE IT ALL JUST TASTES LIKE SALT
WHEN THE SPRINGTIME BRINGS THE FAIR
BE ANYWHERE BUT THERE
JUST KEEP WAITING FOR THE WINTER AND THE FALL
WITH NO PLAN TO JOIN THE PARTY
AND A MILLION REASONS WHY
JUST A CITY LIMIT POTHOLE
NO JURISDICTION TIL THE DAY HE DIES

© 2015 Tom Van Stockum

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from Tom Van Stockum, released July 7, 2015
Tom Van Stockum - Vocals, Guitar
Hayden Hawkins - Drums
Zach Lane - Bass
Nick Lerman - Lead Guitar
Elliott Christ - Guitar
Wesley Nichols - Piano, Backup Vocals
Alex P. Wernquest - Backup Vocals

Alex P. Wernquest - Recording Engineer
David Coit - Assistant Recording Engineer
Jesse Lauter - Mixing Engineer
Alan Silverman - Mastering Engineer

Recorded at Basement Floods Studio
Mixed at Old Soul Studio
Mastered at Arf Mastering

Written By Tom Van Stockum
Produced by Alex P. Wernquest

© 2015 Tom Van Stockum

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