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Best Of Luck

by Christopher Paul Stelling

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released February 7, 2020

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Track Name: Have To Do For Now
Front porch steps with Ida Mae
kill mosquitoes all the live long day
hurricane making landfall today
that’ll have to do for now

Nothing to do but while away
right here at home is where I wanna stay
tomorrow comes the story change
that’ll have to do for now

I’m still alive, still alive
wanna work more than to survive
got the time, knowhow, and pride
that’ll have to do for now

mid- September still too hot
tomatoes grow in an old tin pot
while across the street an empty lot
that’ll have to do for now

December come you best be ready
have a plan and hands that steady
gonna take a trip out to LA
that’ll have to do for now

Gotta have a song to sing
See what that old storm might bring
got get your girl a diamond ring
That’ll have to do for now

We we were young we took an oath
Cut our palms and spit on the both
Shook on it in the undergrowth
That’ll have to do for now

Feel out of tree and cracked your head
Blood came on down pouring red
Run tell mama Chris is dead
That’ll have to do for now

We’re older now time had its way
Was there still something you wanted to say
i hear every dog will have it’s day
That’ll have to do for now

Nothing that’s too precious can every stay
The winds will come and carry it away
The crows makes a nest of sticks and hay
That’ll have to do for now
Track Name: Lucky Stars
thank my lucky stars
who never let me down
hang up there in the sky
and keep me on the ground

thank my lucky stars
whisper do not be afraid
reflecting what we are
in the waters that we wade

*thank my lucky stars

thank my lucky stars
they look after all you do
just because they’re mine
don’t mean they’re not yours too

*
thanks my lucky stars
they poke holes in the dark
they may be far away
but they still hold the spark
Track Name: Trouble Don't Follow Me
*if you’re gonna shine like a diamond
you’ve gotta stretch like the sea
you’ve gotta keep, keep a moving
singing trouble don’t follow me
*
it’s a lone and lonesome road
you don’t have to walk alone
through scorched earth and barren fields
you don’t have to walk alone
there’s some luck around the bend
you don’t have to walk alone
tell injury you’re on the mend
you don’t have to walk alone
*
can you see it up ahead
we don’t have far to go
when i get there i’ll sit right down
we don’t have far to go
you’ll have such a tale to tell
you don’t have far to go
you got up after you fell
and you don’t have far to go
*
it’s a liar and a thief
push sorrow away
come and get that good relief
push sorrow away
there’s no room for those kind of lies
push sorrow away
up ahead theres clear bright skies
so push sorrow away
Track Name: Until I Die
It’s all a trap babe don’t worry why
they steel your face and they watch you fry
this boulevard’s just one long goodbye
until you die

there’s a serpent in the tree
the ladder’ll cost ya but the fruit is free
there’s enough room for you and me
until we die

…well my baby…
she’s gonna love me
until i die

i’ve been feeling under the weather
haunted by the terms of my surrender
letters all marked return to sender
until I die

…I know you’re
gonna love me
until I die
-you know I keep on fighting
until I die
-we gotta keep on working
until we die
-I know you’re gonna
love me…

this carnivals got me in stitches
mama’s out back cutting switches
daddy still dodging these sons a bitches
Until I die

There’s a blank stare out from the masses
we’re all on the chain gang of the upper classes
change comes slowly like molasses
until we die

…well my baby she gonna
love me until i die
-you know I keep on fighting
until I die
-we gotta keep on working
until we die
-I know you’re gonna
love me…

It’s a low down rotten shame
I don’t know who casts the blame
things just keeping on things the same
until you die

…well my baby
she gonna
love me
until i die …

my baby loves me just like she should
when I leave the house she says
“hey now be good, there’s a hound dog
baying out in the woods
until you die
Track Name: Made Up Your Mind
have you already made up your mind about me
are you sure you’re not up for a surprise
I’ve been searching through the fire
trying to wrestle free from those demons that always follow me
I’d try to convince you but now can see
that you’ve already made up your mind about me
*maybe I can change, maybe I can change, maybe I can change your mind

have you already made up your mind about me,
are you certain that people can’t change
are you trying to tell me we’re all doomed to repeat
all of our histories - there’s no starting over,
so I’ll just let you be -
cause you’ve already made up your mind about me
*maybe I can change your mind
Track Name: Something In Return
Once I knew it all I saw how much I had to learn
thinking whats the use in trying gif its all gonna burn
but of all these things I’m no longer concerned
see if you give a little something you’ll get something in return

you told me all along,
if only I had listened before I got it wrong

So you’re your repairs, trying to speak a little less
Cause nobody really cares about the ways that you’ve been blessed
How long you gonna carry round those ashes in that urn
if you give a little something, you’ll get something in return

you told me all along,
if only I had listened before I got it wrong

When the time comes, and the earth shakes
when the sun sets and the hand takes
aren’t we all going to the same place
so why not take it slow in case theres
nowhere else to go.

ain’t just lucky to be here to see what it is
all the love and the chaos and the coincidence
Praying for the patience for the trust
we have to earn
if you give a little something you get something in return
Track Name: Hear Me Calling
Don’t you hear me calling
I been out here holler’n
don’t you get so distracting
you had enough of the way I’m acting

but THERES, NO, WAY, TO, CHANGE
this sinking feeling, Oh how revealing
that not only do I love to be alone
but to be alone is just what I need.

*I’m in the weeds, sometimes the weed’s are the only thing that grows.
Track Name: Waiting Game
if you would have told me then just where I’d be sitting now,
I hardly have believed you, never imagined how.
tell me why then am i so weary, so weary and so low
was it the path i took to get hear that wore me down just so

would it have made a difference, would it all still be the same,
is this a test of our resilience, or is it just a waiting game,
a waiting game

i’ll tell you one thing I have witnessed that comes to test me now and then
when I’m at the end of my rope that’s when joy comes rushing in
i used to pray for consistency amidst the rising and the falls
but i can’t give up on that feeling when that distant something hears my call.

would it have made a difference, would it all still be the same,
is this a test of our resilience, or is it just a waiting game,
a waiting game

are we wasting our best years on what we’ll never name
a waiting game

the years fly by like memories of uneventful days
they way the rushing of the waters erodes the stone away
ain’t it funny how in one moment everything might change
the way you never saw it coming until it all felt prearranged

would it have made a difference, would it all still be the same
is this a test of our resilience, or is it just a awaiting game,
a waiting game.

is it a matter of pride and letting go of blame,
waiting game.
Track Name: Goodnight Sweet Dreams
*good night sweet dreams
I’ll see you in the morning
I’ll be here when you wake up
and we’ll have a lovely day

in the morning well have breakfast
and then get dressed
we’ll feel so good from plenty of rest
take a stroll in the park
talk about all that’s new
we’ll do it together just me and you
*
there’ll be no troubles tomorrow
there’ll only be fun
there won’t be no rain just plenty of sun.
there’ll be clouds and rivers
and birds with wings
so let’s go to sleep
so we can have all those things

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