Brother (Tell Me How It Really Is)

from by Pancho & the Contraband

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Brother tell me how it really is.
Has the world gone to shit?
Or has my bad attitude been causing bad habits?
Wasn't I a happy boy?
Quick with a joke and pleasantly unstable.
Here I hide from the world, underneath our table.

The news man says the world is on fire.
You pleasantly disagree - it's been a great time for peace.

Tell me who I've become.
Have I become such a flake,
that I can't seem to keep those promises that I make?
Wasn't I dependable ?
All those late nights out there at the dance hall
Here I can't find the time for one lousy phone call.

It feels as though I've cast myself to the sea,
And my friends and family, are up on the beach.
Just waiting for me to breach.

Tell me who she really was.
Was she a total bitch?
But I was so in love that I couldn't see through it.
Wasn't I a lover boy?
Got my arms around you m'lady.
Here I can't find some words to tell you how wonderful.

In my mind, I know I could never do better.
but you say that in reality "brother acting like a 3, you're a 10 if you wanted to be."

Remember no man is an island
The strongest need some love from time to time.
Other times we need a little fire, under our behind.

Open the blinds and take a deep breath
Dust off your heart and give it that "college try"
Little brother it's not much that I'm asking,
so let's start with some fresh air and a healthy pint
Come with me tonight.


from LateBloomer, released September 11, 2015



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