Split the Pick in Two

by Oceanography

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Picking flowers from the trash
pressed beneath your daddy’s stack of Wall Street Journals
I’m pretty sure that he won’t take notice
He threw them out with last weeks Economist
And you know it’s not your fault
it’s always been women and children first

On the steps of the Ivy League
Every time they throw you underneath the uptown bus
That ain't no way to treat your flesh and blood
It's not what you would choose if it were up to you
And you think it’s of no use
because you’ve been told this world is cruel and they serve a higher purpose

It don’t matter where you came from kid
It only matters where your head is
So split the pick in two
They're gonna love you no matter what you do

Breaking bottles in the trash
Smash them all up into powder bits against
fluorescent bulbs your mother just can’t stand
She says the light as false, she always turns them off
And you know it’s not your fault
these things burn hot before they burn you out

It don’t matter where you came from kid
It only matters where your head is
So split the pick in two
They're gonna love you no matter what you do

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released August 23, 2019
Guitars/Vox : Brian Kelly
Drums : Brock Bowers
Keys : Scott Barwick
Mixing : Peter Labberton
Mastering : Mike Wells

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Oceanography Oakland, California

Oceanography is an American Indie-Rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Brian Kelly. As a claustrophobic melancholy looms just beneath the orderly exterior of the songs and their narrators, one could view them as a collection of Raymond Carver stories, but with a beat you can dance to. ... more

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