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A Dying Man

from by Chris Orrick

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Chris Orrick:
Let me put the pieces of myself that I don't need
In a closet with a lock, let you take away the key
Let it be, let it wallow, never let me look inside
Tell me later when I ask that those pieces of me died
So you took them, never told me, thinking I was better off
I'd forgotten they existed, you can't lose what's never lost
When it leaves, let it go, just remember how you fought
Maybe later when it's quiet you and I should have a talk
She said, "really, I just wanna dance"
Good and evil matched perfect, that's a great romance
And listen, I can deal with some psychic pain
If it'll help me put a slow down on my higher brain
I got a body full of poison, disappearing drink
And later on I'll vomit in the kitchen sink
Lately disconnected from the missing link
But, what would they think?

Chorus:
"This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Who couldn't get things right
A fond farewell to a friend
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend"

Chris Orrick:
You can't tell me what I know, when I've known it all along
There's a part of me that's missing and I notice when it's gone
When it's quiet and I'm tired, but I'll never fall asleep
Cuz you speak in a whisper, soon enough it turns to screams
And you beg and you ask for the fix, for the silence
And you plead and you punish for the act of my defiance
And you blame and you tell me that I'm nothing, that I've failed
Then you question if I'm loyal, had enough of that betrayal
I can see now that you're leaving me
Find yourself alone to take up with the enemy
The cold comfort of the in between
Just a little less than a human being
Just a little less than a happy high
Just a little less than a suicide
The only things you've ever truly tried

Chorus:
"This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Who couldn't get things right
A fond farewell to a friend
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend"

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from Out To Sea, released May 24, 2019
prod. Charlie Beans

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Chris Orrick Detroit, Michigan

Chris Orrick is the patron saint of a poisoned world. The blue-collar MC writes spiteful chants for the permanently scarred, death letters for the forgotten, surly hymns for charcoal lungs. Think Bukowski on an eloquent bender, swapping wine for whiskey, a notepad for a glowing LED screen, the race track for the recording booth. These are anthems for the irate, over-educated and under-valued. ... more

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