Something Good

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Something good

My father says an artist
is someone who never quits
when nothing keeps a coming
He fights on with his fists

My father says a soldier
is someone with an inner strength
Who’ll keep on going 
’til his knees will bend
And I guess I never fell in line
and I want to quit half the time
But I know
There’s something good in me
There’s something good in me

I feel my every failure
I feel my jealousy
Of everyone better off than me

My father says a pilgrim
sees the journey as his goal
the destination 
is not what will make us whole

And I guess I never fell in line
And I fail more than half the time 
But I know
There’s something good in me 
There’s something good in me
And I try to do my best
and maybe I’ll never be better than the rest
But I hope
I can be good enough for me
if there’s something good in me


from Jonestown, released July 1, 2008



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Sofia Talvik Gothenburg, Sweden

We all know the Swedes can write a mean pop songs – but what about folk songs? Well, one artist is nonchalantly transferring the charm and fun found in most pop songs into sweet, acoustic twang. Sofia Talvik, brings bubbly blonde ambition to this raw and often quiet genre with a captivating breath of fresh air. ... more

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