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Key Ring (feat. C​-​Gak)

from #blessed (2014) by Gavin Castleton

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C-Gak sent me this beat and it made my head bobble just so, in a way my head had not bobbled since the mid 90's. He was kind enough to let me go stupid on it. He may release an alternate version of it in the near future.

lyrics

When I was 29 I had one key left on my key ring
I packed up 13 boxes, sold some gear, and threw out most things
I tetris-ed my whole life into a car and drove out to Portland
Now it’s been 5 years and somehow I’ve got a full key ring again.

Is there a reason I accumulate a house full?
Is there a need to fill whatever space I’m in?
Have I forgotten what my measure of success is?
Nothing will hold me in the end

I will consolidate my life into a backpack
I want to liberate the feather from the wing
I want to liquidate the contents of my closet
so I can just let go of everything
everything everything

I recognize there’s so much privilege in the impetus
to throw away the big advantages my parents handed to me
but privileges and happiness are not synonymous,
freedom from the food chain can be a source of misery

I’ve seen the poorest people wear a bigger smile than
anything my manicured mouth has ever shown
I’ve seen the richest people wander aimless and alone,
searching through their toys, living life in the cel phone

I think we’re gonna see the most ironic reckoning
for disregarding lessons of the humble and the meek
as loud as I’ve been in my life, I know the truth is
the less a person says, the more they have to teach.

I will consolidate my life into a backpack
I want to liberate the feather from the wing
I want to liquidate the contents of my closet
so I can just let go of everything
everything everything

[repeat ad nauseam]

credits

from #blessed (2014), released April 23, 2014
written by C-Gak and Gavin Castleton
produced by C-Gak and Gavin Castleton
mixed by Gavin Castleton
mastered by Rob Arbelo

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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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