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Spent A Lot Of Time

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I'm trying to put a finger on it, trying not to dwell
Exactly what decision had me wind up in this hell?
Caught up in it, I don't know if I could even change
If I wanted, can't even put it on this page
All this pain, all this doubt, all these walls that I've built
All my life, all I've wanted about to go unfulfilled
Everything that I've dreamed of
And everything that I thought had to mean something
But here we go again with this pen and my mind
Never ends, never stops, never slows by design
And I can't wake up every Monday morning
Feeling like a ton of bricks and to underscore
Got people calling me, checking in
How much longer does it follow me?
How much longer can it go like this?
My soul might quit
Better get a hold right quick

I've spent a lot of time
Trying to figure out the ways of the earth
Rearrange what I'm worth
Trying to figure how to pay back a dime
Trying to save me some time
Busy trying to explain myself
Or rearrange myself
Trying to tell me that the payments up
I think I've paid enough

I need a chaser to chase it away
This can't be the face that I face every day
A mountain of doubt, a mountain of debt
I see what I've done has amounted to death
Might hit the exit early, I'd rather sleep instead
Of me caught up in the thoughts racing through my head
Cuz this could be the last thing I write
It's last call, let's go, last for the night
It's past time I've been on my last dime
Trying to flip a miracle and turn this water to wine
Could stretch a dollar around the world if I had to
But turn a dollar into ten is what I can't do
I'm good at being broke, getting better with time
Might as well accept it

I've spent a lot of time
Trying to figure out the ways of the earth
Rearrange what I'm worth
Trying to figure how to pay back a dime
Trying to save me some time
Busy trying to explain myself
Or rearrange myself
Trying to tell me that the payments up
I think I've paid enough

Time is money, where'd the time go?
Low end theory for the high notes
Dirty money, no Soprano
You're born broke, you die broke
Turn a dollar into fame
Turn a dollar into change
Watch a dollar go insane
What's a dollar gonna change?

I've spent a lot of time
Trying to figure out the ways of the earth
Rearrange what I'm worth
Trying to figure how to pay back a dime
Trying to save me some time
Busy trying to explain myself
Or rearrange myself
Trying to tell me that the payments up
I think I've paid enough

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from Out To Sea, released May 24, 2019
prod. Man@Work

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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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