There Are Really Only Two Ways to Live

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(I’ve got it all)
I wrap my arms around my knees
And like a hive of honeybees
I would insulate myself
And then drink to my good health

Pat my back for my morality
And my honed artistic palette
See me make an entrance at my church
While my insides are a hearse

Wake up when I’m 83
With a pampered life trailing me
And I weep with persistence
For my purposeless existence

Well that was my plan; what do you got?
Oh oh oh oh oh

I will unwrap your arms and spread them out
Turn your individualistic outlook around and about
I will grow your heartstrings until in time
They reverberate and resonate with what shakes mine

Happiness cannot be gained in the pursuit of happiness itself
But the joyful life is a byproduct of something else

And may I suggest
To retry Jesus
No I don’t mean the church or the moral law
But the knowing him frees us
Cause the one who knows you best
Is the one who loves you most
Can you set aside your cynicism?
Make room for the Holy Ghost?

And he’s moving to the city
Started with a garden but it ends with a city


from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013



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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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