Tentative

from by Spencer Scholes

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about

This genesis of this song is harder to trace specifically. The song is much younger than songs like Mountains and Refugees Rebuke and others.
During a period of time, I was touring Virginia solo doing from two to six gigs a week for nearly a year. I spent a lot of time driving and apparently I had someone on my mind.
I was writing a couple hundred pages a month at the time of all kinds of wordy gumbo. lyric poems, journal type entries, observations, confessions, and details of ideas from ways to vanish from view while still performing music all the time, to how long it takes for a bloom to sour in the field.

lyrics

A road leads off, into sun warmed green
I'm deep in thought, eating rice and beans
Whenever I cross the ponderous tar
I think of you
I can't give up, I can't give in

I work till I break blisters still, I'm barely getting by
Often get the feeling, I'd rather lay down
But I can't give up, I can't give in
I can't give up, I can't give in

For now I ride down the freeway
past the cities forests and fields
hopeful ever hopeful in a reunion
who knows what the future yields

There is an ache behind my eyes
I feel I may be in for a big surprise
As if all of my grey internal skies, are finally turning blue
and I can't give up, I can't give in

I can hear the strangers crying
darling I am trying so hard to see our love go through
I've got four thousand years of bad vibes,
mistaken identity laying on my head trying to make me blue
and give up on you
but I can't give up, I can't give in

A bent path through the woods heard my footsteps
where the light burst in gold through the leaves
given our brief time together, if you called, I'd roll up my sleeves

A road leads off into sun warmed green
I'm deep in thought, eating rice and beans
Wherever I go, both far and near, I always think of you
and I can't give up, I can't give in
I can't give up, I can't give in
…...

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from Dragonfly Season, released November 25, 2013
Words and music written and performed by Spencer Scholes. all rights reserved 2013

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Spencer Scholes Durham, North Carolina

Spencer Scholes writes songs hefted from the weight of experience, painted with hues of imagination, and tempered by the sting of sharp self examination. Softer sounds in his recordings conceal the foothills of volcanic stage energy. Currently, Spencer is touring nationally in support of his debut solo album Dragonfly Season. ... more

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