Old Friend Life

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Inspired by a winter walk and talk with my aunt and her dog through the Edmonton, AB river valley. Sometimes our old friend life kicks you in the ass when you need it!

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Old Friend Life

I met a wise woman, on river valley walk
Three feet of snow, just talking to her dog
She said “Excuse me sir, awful long face for the morning”

Well old friend life, kicks you in the ass when you need it

Well it didn’t take long, for her to identify where I went wrong
Being stubborn like a new age country song, first to be the one to point the blame
She said “It really is a shame, seems quite clear to me
You’re trying to pave your way, pushing and pullin’ so hard against the grain
Soon enough an engine’s gonna blow”

“Well old friend life, kicks you in the ass when you need it
If you don’t pay it mind, you’re gonna have to go and repeat it”

“So you spent 5 years, waking up before the sun rises high
Waiting for the moment that could clarify
All the things you didn’t want to know
So you ran on low, feet draggin’ on the ground
You forced your soul, in opposite direction of the river flow
Thinkin’ it’s a due you gotta pay”

And old friend life, kicks you in the ass when you need it
If you don’t pay it mind, you’re destined to repeat it

Well I thanked that woman, and her little dog for their honesty
And taking time to talk to a wandering man, and his troubled thoughts in the morning
And since that day, I’ve found it quite clear to me there’s always other ways
To get where you’re going, but you gotta take some blame
Ditch your ego at the door

Cause old friend life will come and kick you in the ass when you need it
If you don’t pay it mind, you’re destined to repeat it
And it keeps on kickin’, till you learn to let go
It keeps on kickin’, till you learn to let go
Just let go..

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from All We Ever Need, released March 20, 2017

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Michael Averill Vancouver, British Columbia

Wanderer….Philosopher….Fun Doctor…..This tradesman of sound was born to bring people together, to make light of a troubled day, and to administer a steady I.V. of positivity to the world. Emerging in Vancouver as an intriguing Folk artist and community builder, his magnetic melodies and warm demeanor unite for an experience that dissolves woes and change perspectives. ... more

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