Standing on the Edge

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A "Nein" entry for Nur Ein, round 0

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Standing on the Edge
Dr. Lindyke

[intro - beat and bass]

I’m standing on the edge
On the ledge outside my window
In reflective contemplation
Of the troubles I’ve been into
I don’t need a conversation
To try to talk me down
Soon Dr. Lindyke ain’t gonna be around.

I don’t get no inspiration
From reporters on TV
I didn’t start the conflagration
And it won’t end with me
Like Hamlet’s slings and arrows
Misfortune’s stalking me
And all who choose to see or not to see

[instrumental]

If I had a sense of purpose
Aimed at cleaning up the street
Would I have a bigger impact
With my face or on my feet?
I think that we all know the answer
And so I dust my hands
And leave the ledge to fly to better lands

[instrumental]

If history repeats,
We’re gonna play this scene again
With the lemmings queued behind me
Pretending to be men
Overcoming minds divided
By those who'd drive a wedge
They’ll take their places standing on the edge

[instrumental outro]

credits

from Shadows, vol 2, track released April 26, 2015
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Dr. Lindyke: Piano, Vocals, Bass
Jim Dooley: Drums (jimdooley.net)

TrackArt photo based on "Looking Down: View from the Willis Tower in Chicago" by Wesley Fryer. Licensed under Creative Commons By-SA
www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/5697555999/

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Dr. Lindyke Union

"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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