from by Shagg



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


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



all rights reserved


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
... more

contact / help

Contact Shagg