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Song: Knowing What Could Be

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #21

I have a lot of more folky/country/poppy progressions I've been trying to find songs for, but I haven't yet. So, after working through those a bit, I decided today wasn't the day and just started hitting some power chords and those suspended G & D chords you hear. Probably subconsciously driven by the aforementioned conversation, the "I can't teach you how to fly" lyric came out, and I just ran with it and ended up with what I think is a pretty good rock song (or whatever kind of song it ends up sounding like due to one man/one acoustic syndrome).

I like it.

Lay those thoughts/comments on me as usual, and, more importantly, enjoy!

Lyrics Print

I can't teach you how to fly
I no longer have wings
I'm willing to try
But it burns and it stings

I can't teach you how to math
I no longer have fingers
But I'll describe to you the path
While the memories linger

Oh I don't mind that you push me
I hope that you understood me
I'm a master of knowing what could be

I can't teach you how to feel
I'm still reeling from heartbreak
It's an unsettling ordeal
If you really really aren't brave

I can't teach you how to teach
I still long to have wisdom
But I keep laying out the facts
Hoping you can't resist em

Oh I don't mind that you push me
I hope that you understood me
I'm a master of knowing what could be

Oh I don't mind that you push me
I hope that you understood me
I'm a master of knowing what could be
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