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Losing Battle

from You Should Drink More by Look Left



Don't you just love protest songs? This was written durring the Gulf oil spill. Remember? It was the one that lasted all summer.


With each rising footstep
I get closer to the top
with each losing battle
I may suffer but I’ll never stop

Making something out of nothing was never quite a
strong suit that I had
Taking with me just as much as I can carry as long as
noone and I mean noone has a hand in my bag

winded bending trees caressed by simple melodies
erupt from the earth casting happy shade
Forest filled with light a breeze to cool the after-bite
a stroll on down through the fine black dust we’ve made


when the oil smells like bullets, do we really
have the option to stay the course
when the water turns to fire right before us, can we
still try to hold back the bleeding, do we really have that kind of force?

Was it ever enough to know when the silence turns to voice
take your loved ones in your arms
one direction sinking low in the mirror, write it down
take a collection, say you had no other choice

spend all my days, dealin’ with you
can’t break the chain that you’re pullin’ me to
just hoping that you can follow it through
don’t waste my time I can stomach it too


Making something out of nothing was never quite a
strong suit that I had
Taking with me as much as I can just as long as
noone and I mean noone had a hand in my bag


from You Should Drink More, released February 5, 2011


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Look Left Phoenix, Arizona

Look Left was formed in 2008 when Jared Clark (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar) decided he wanted to be a rock musician. He went out into the harrowing Northwestern Pennsylvania tundra, bought a microphone and started recording. He was joined by Derek Wilber (Bass), Andrew Cotts (Guitar/Backing Vocals), and Matt Royek (Cajon/Percussion/Oddjobs).

LATER after graduating the college, Jared continues alone.
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