Ends and Means

from by The Goodness Sakes

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I had a dream I made best friends with my enemy
Laughing for the first time in years once again
Our shared lover was dead, we both cleared our heads
singing, “Brother, I forgive you for your sins.”

And I’ve already told you all how I’m sorry
I just made such a damned fool out of me
I don’t think I really loved you, but I had too much work to do
You were never the ends but the means

I could have sworn I didn’t need anything
But as it turns out, there wasn’t much that we thought about
I could’ve tried to evolve and actually value my friends
Instead of feeling so sorry and merely crawling around
I feel it starting again

Well I pray that I do better than my father
And I hope my children will be nothing like me
Because worse always comes to worse, and we get what we deserve
So I hope you all learn earlier than me

I shouted for years and now
The conversation’s over

I could have sworn I didn’t need anything
But as it turns out, there was too much that we fought about
I could’ve acted evolved and actually valued my friends
Instead of feeling so sorry and always lying around
I’ll never do it again


from Where I'm Gonna Die, track released June 30, 2015



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The Goodness Sakes Austin, Texas

The Goodness Sakes (Austin, TX) is an indie rock band with dashes of punk and country. Lead by Austin Norman, he writes of overcoming addictions and learning to be the person he’s supposed to be. When the chance to make music arrives, the band strives to deliver a performance that is built on transparent integrity. Influences include The Mountain Goats, The Front Bottoms, and The Hold Steady. ... more

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