birthday song (birthday version)

by Justin Pope

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Justin Pope - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, percussion
Brian Huggins - drums
Lisa Pope - vocals

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Mother makes a meal fit for a king
while Father calls you out on everything---
"You're going to bypass all that life has
to offer you, boy."
Attention paid is minimal at best.
A prayer for all the patience time will test,
pour out the Cavit, and there you have it:
it's okay. Today.
But when you're standing on the edge of reason
kicking and screaming, for heaven's sake
don't forget your life's a trial for treason against all the reasons
your conscience aches.
Go on, it's your birthday, you do what you want.
The last of it is swirling around your glass.
"Here's one for all the mistakes in the past,"
you say for the sake of trying to make up
before this unravels.
You'll celebrate this callous/caring part
as it corrugates the cardboard in your heart:
in case of unfolding, at least you're holding
something built to travel.
But when you're standing on the edge of reason
kicking and screaming, for heaven's sake
don't forget your life's a trial for treason against all the reasons
your conscience aches.
Go on, it's your birthday, you do what you want.

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released February 25, 2012

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Justin Pope New Jersey

Justin Pope is a singer, songwriter and composer from New Jersey. When not bellowing his songs and others into microphones at various establishments in the NJ/PA/NY area, he can be found at home tinkering in a studio on various musical projects, including High Hearts and The Swiss Guard. For booking inquiries, contact justinpopemusic@gmail.com ... more

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