Renewal

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Having used every subterfuge
To shake you, lies, fatigue or even that of passion,
Now I see no way but a clean break.
I add that I am willing to bear the guilt.

When I cry and I cry

You nod assent. Autumn turns windy, huge.
A clear vase of dried leaves vibrating on and on.

When I try and I try

You don't know me, but I know you,
All the things you say, and the things that you do.
Bitter is the contradiction of an over-ripened fruit,
With fruitless gains in our endless pursuits.

When I try and I try

We sit watching, as love buries us,
To the hilt, blinding my third eye
I don't want anymore pain in my life
Renewal comes when we end the strife.

When I try and I try

credits

from Buh Ba Ba Ba, released May 11, 2005
Music by Aaron Mitchell, lyrics adapted from "A Renewal" by James Merrill

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Shagg Brooklyn, New York

Started by five friends living in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, Shagg is rock/pop that gets a groove on. We've twice been a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a CMJ editors' pick for the American Music Awards.

"[Shagg's] musicianship is tasteful and tight, and the songs are a seamless and highly recommended soul-rock mélange." – All Music Guide
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