Dear Friend, Help Me Out

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DEAR FRIEND, HELP ME OUT is about a good conversation I had with KT Lindemann in my living room about growth and travel. I wrote it in the UMM Briggs Library Archives while I was supposed to be working but Andrew Jackson Jihad’s “Sad Songs” made me write this instead. The songs are almost identical and I don’t care.

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I can tell you how I'm feeling once I figure myself out
But unless I am creative, I don't know what I'm about
Well, Sean Bonnette had a mentor, maybe I should get one too
Maybe progress comes from learning something new

It's so hard to find a balance between modesty and talent
But I need it 'cause I hate being a dick
I like to think I have good taste, I try to never let a brain cell go to waste
Except for when I drink cheap whiskey with my friends

So help me out, 'cause I could use some help right now
I don't know how to get the evil in me out
I could do it on my own if I really wanted to
But I'd much rather tough it out with you

If I go to the beginning, maybe I could write a song
I'm sick of spinning bullshit lyrics about how every chord is wrong
If I piece myself together, I'm afraid I'll lose my creative spark
But who the fuck said happy can't make art?

I know that oh so many people are afraid of getting hurt
But hurting oh so many people scares the shit out of me
Maybe I'm too self-judgemental, but I know I've got potential
To destroy you and the things that you believe

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from About For, released October 6, 2014

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