Song for My Addiction

from by Carrie Ferguson

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Song For My Addiction (3:09) Guitars, Bass, Drums, Clarinet, Piano, Harmonies

Dub-infused Klezmer Ska....a hilarious, playful, self-defacing ode to perseveration and chronic worry.

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Song for My Addiction

I’ve got this hole, its bigger than you see
I had a heart but it fell off of my sleeve
I want to run but I can’t seem to leave
I try to sing but I can’t even breathe

Hard to stand still when your body is itching
Hard to look honest when your face keeps twitching
Give me a name for this terrible affliction
And la la la la la this is a song for my addiction

I’ve got some courage, it’s fear that makes me brave
I made my bed now I’m digging my own grave
Thinking is like drinking, just take one more sip
And if you listen to your head your mind will start to slip

Hard to be happy when you’re stuck in this depression
Hard to be friendly when you’re feeling this aggression
Give me some kind of positive expression
And la la la la la this is a song for my obsession

Hard to be present when you’re listening to these voices
Hard to decide when you’re plagued by all these choices
List your credentials and I’ll list my diagnoses
And la la la la la this is a song for my psychosis

Hard to stand still when your body is itching
Hard to look honest when your face keeps twitching
Give me a name for this terrible affliction
And la la la la la this is a song for my addiction

credits

from The List of Whales, track released January 5, 2014
Carrie Ferguson - piano, lead vocals
Garrett Sawyer - bass
Ryan Hommel - guitar
Steve Yarbro - clarinet
J.J. O'Connell - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Elizabeth Donahue - backing vocals

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Carrie Ferguson Northampton, Massachusetts

Carrie grew up playing an enormous upright, chocolate-brown piano. It had a darkly booming, slightly furry quality to it, like the weather in her hometown of Arcata on the North Coast of California. Ferguson credits its sonorous voice, combined with the perpetual fog and clamminess as instilling in her the baseline aesthetic of melancholic optimism that permeates her words and music today. ... more

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