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from #blessed (2014) by Gavin Castleton

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The comfort vs. creativity paradox - mankind's modern blues.


Once I got this fancy job
I can't lie, I got fat
Once you get a backyard to maintain
it gets hard to go back

I try to pull the pain from the most mundane of places
but it all feels weak:
a wrinkle on my face
a cold sore in the cheek

but if you stack the world on my back,
if you squeeze the eyes from my head
I'll still make those diamonds, diamonds, diamonds
diamonds 'til I'm dead

Call it what you will:
a changing of the tune
a pepper in the mill
a salting of the wound

so now it takes a week to write a song about writer's block
and all I do is watch the clock

but if you take the soup from my bowl,
ya, if you take the love from my bed,
if you take the hope from my soul
well I'll still give you diamonds, diamonds,
diamonds 'til I'm dead
diamonds 'til I'm dead
I still make those diamonds, diamonds, diamonds
diamonds 'til I'm dead

[blazing solo]

Is it wrong that there's nothing wrong?
Without conflict is it still a song?

Should I take the money and stand still?
Should I trade the wind for the trees?
Or can I bear the weight with my will?
Can I break the world on my knees?

all for those diamonds, diamonds, diamonds,
diamonds 'til I'm dead

I still make those diamonds, diamonds, diamonds,
diamonds 'til I'm dead

[repeat ad nauseam]


from #blessed (2014), released April 23, 2014
written by Gavin Castleton
background vocals by Lex Land
lead guitar by Chris Mosely
rhythm guitar by Brandon Clemmens
produced by Gavin Castleton and Brian Cass for Overclock Inc.
mixed and mastered by Brian Cass


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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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