If We Could Only Let Go

from by Ben Hughes

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the sun forgot to come up today
alert! alert! better stay inside.
mother wasn't ready to go back to work,
extend that weekend one more day
and with a history of good attendance,
I guess we'll have to let her slide.

oh, remember
it's just a job to do
and money in the bank that keep you

the long weekend put you to sleep
in a land where dreams can still be dreamed.
"how can I stay here?" she asked
as she buttoned the last button on her dress
shrugging shoulders said
"it's just life I guess."

oh, remember
it's just a job to do
and money in the bank that keep you
we know not how to live off this land
we need super stores and technology
with greed steering the wheel,
but oh, imagine how it would feel.

If we could only let go.


from If We Could Only Let Go, released December 4, 2015



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"...channels musicians like Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens, as on Hughes’ previous releases. But this record immediately calls to mind Pedro the Lion’s Control, with its deep-voiced chords and melodies, lyrical themes of corporate hell, and Hughes’ slurring voice. It could stand as a complimentary album to Control just as well as it stands on its own."

-Nick Tate, WXPN
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