Garden of Eden

from by The Goodness Sakes

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I think I was 4 years old they first taught me the story of Adam and Eve
Buttoned collar, parted hair, a clip on tie, baby teeth
Now at 26 I think that the basis of most everything I believe
Is that somewhere in an eastern country, there's a house that was built for me
Where a man once sat on his lawnmower with a son upon his lap
And his good wife waving out to them from the front porch that they had
But now there's somebody who's renting it out, keeping it from me
Empty rooms, smoky answers, and my first few memories
I should probably be ashamed but I’m not at all
And you’ve been such a menace to my never ceasing jaw
No matter how much has changed, we’ll not evolve
Hung up like a picture on an old living room wall

Forgave myself so easily for not forgiving anyone
I’ve practiced subtle acquiescence since the day I was born
Gave my worst to those who love me and my best to those that don’t
I’ve run out of old confessions, But I can’t make my new ones known
I should probably be ashamed, but I’ve forgotten it
Fake a new beginning atop of where the old one sits
And no matter how much is changed, I still shake in shifts
Stop singing about your bones if your body is what’s sick

I’ve got pain like a cancer,
I’ve got pain like a cancer,
I’ve got pain like a cancer in my soul

I’ve got rage like a whiskey,
I’ve got rage like a whiskey,
I’ve got rage like a whiskey in my soul

I’ve got hate like a desert,
I’ve got hate like a desert,
I’ve got hate like a desert in my soul,
I’ve got doubts like the oceans,
i’ve got sins like the mountains,
Ain’t no peace like a river in my soul.


from Where I'm Gonna Die, 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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