Icarus

from by John Lensing

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I've been chasing after things,
That always bring me to my knees,
I might as well be chasing the whole sun
I've been chasing after love,
Then cursing up at that ol' sun,
It always seems to be so far away

But I've been wrong, wrong, wrong
I shouldn't run, run, run
But I don't think it will just just fall in my lap

If I give it my all
I've always thought
That it'd work out

So I'll scrape up my bare skin
And try to force some love in
But it's not that easy
No it's that easy

When you leave your heart out on the line
You lose a little bit each time
It gets left out there;
Sitting in the rain;
But even kings are meant to fall
So I guess I'll just take it all
Though I hate it being this way

I know its wrong, wrong, wrong
But I'll still run, run, run
Cause I don't think love will just fall in my lap

So I'll give it my all
And hope that it will work out
Yeah, sharpen your best knife
Just please don't cut up me tonight
Please just let me be tonight

Feels like, wasted love and wasted time
This is what I call mine
I just want to call myself fine
Wasted love and wasted time
This is what I call mine
I just want to call myself fine

I know it's wrong, wrong, wrong
But i'll still run, run, run
Cause I wasn't taught anything will just fall in my lap

If I give it my all
I've always thought
That it'd work out

So I'll scrape up my bare skin
Take every loss for just one win
I'd take 50 losses for just one win

Let's build some wings up you and I
See if we can really fly
I think that we can keep ourselves aflight
Let's build some wings up you and I
I think that we could touch the sky
I hope that we can do it if we try
Let's build some wings up you and I
See if we can really fly
I think that we can do it if we try

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from John Lensing, released September 21, 2016
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Jake Juusola at Scarlet Street Studios

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John Lensing Denver, Colorado

John Lensing's music manages to bridge the gap between eloquent and plainly spoken Indie Folk. Growing up influenced by the Minnesota Americana scene, as well as learning music theatre pieces in his classical vocal training, he landed upon a style of songwriting that is both extremely introspective and personal. ... more

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