Down For a While

from Tradition Change Geekery by Seth Phillips

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She don't fit in your box
Ain't what you'd expect
She got her own thing going on
She got her own perspective
You're gonna be disappointed
If you try and put her love on trial.

Well she bought a Honda Rebel
With a leather vest to match
Headed off on a country road
And might not ever come back
You wish that she would settle
But man that ain't her style.

If you want her to be something that she's not
You're gonna be let down for a while

Well he's a workaholic party man
without too much time for you
Stays out all night drinking,
wanders in at half past two
But you just turn to putty
each time he flashes that boyish smile.

Well he's always liked his drinking
He's always liked to flirt
They say that if you lay down with a dog
when you get up you got dirt
I don't think he's gonna change that much
Just cause you both walk down that aisle.

If you want him to be something that he's not
You're gonna be let down for a while.

You can't fix it
They'll just hurt you
You want to make it better
But you're not supposed to.

Now you're a long haul trucker
and life is like the road
you keep seeing all these places
that you were never meant to go
So instead you keep on driving
mile after mile.

You keep thinking it'd be better
if the world would only change
But if you stopped and looked inside yourself
it might seem kinda strange
you'd realize that this isolation
ain't nothing but a self-imposed exhile.

If you want it to be something that it's not,
You're gonna be let down for a while

If you think you can change anything besides yourself
You're gonna be let down for a while


from Tradition Change Geekery, released July 1, 2014




Seth Phillips Longmont, Colorado

From the nexus of tradition, change, and geekery comes Longmont songwriter Seth Phillips. His original songs range in subject from "raving evil genius" to "madman wandering in the desert" to "unrequieted nerd love" to "hitchhiker searching for home." And the good ones just might touch something deep inside the most cynical heart. Come find out for yourself. Even if you don't have a cynical heart. ... more

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