Strand of Oaks – Acknowledgement

The hot guitar of J Mascis. But you don’t have to start all over again. You can start from where you are. Everyone is imperfect, like a wonky wall. We could acknowledge and accept it. We build ourselves over time: bricks fall out, mortar crumbles, we need buttresses, support to stay upright. We can support ourselves, get help from friends, coaches, counselors.

Everyone is scared. Everyone messes up. We could choose not leave it to everyone else to say they’re sorry and give their acknowledgement of their own mistakes. Problems are rarely caused by one person. We can choose to fess up and say sorry too. Two benefits: We might feel better. And it may build a bridge…

I was rotting in the basement
Buying Casios with my friend
Then I found my dad’s old tape machine
Thats where the magic began

I was lonely, I was having fun
I was lonely, but I was having fun

I don’t want to start over again
Singing Pumpkins in the mirror
Porn and menthols under my bed
Before I was fat drunk and mean
Everything still lied ahead

I was lonely, I was having fun
I was lonely, but I was having fun

I don’t want to start over again…