Backburning

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lyrics

BACKBURNING
by Derek Bishop

It’s a crutch that I don’t need
It’s supportive; it’s restrictive
It’s my knitted chain of greed.

It’s my complacency excuse
Did I sleep well with the promise
That in time I’ll cut it loose?

First I’ll push it back
I’ll sigh a smile
I’ll deal with it after a while.

But was my promise ever true?
I assumed that merely dreaming
Was the ambitious thing to do.

It kept my mind preoccupied
Mulling over what I had not done
Because I haven’t tried.

So they’ll push you back
Keeping you on trial
Don’t you think I’m dealing well with all of the denial?

I’ve got just one thing to do
Then I promise I’ll be through.
No, I’ve got just one thing to say
Then I promise I’m on my way.

My whole life is a celebration
Such a fine example of procrastination
Now I’m drowning in the time that I denied
Praying that given more my focus won’t subside.

There’s no gimmick, there’s no ploy
There’s no secret weapon to destroy
The trappings stay
It’s me who was getting in the way.

It’s a clutch I can’t concede
I will use my will and wisdom
To ensure that I succeed

So now I push back
Defeating them with guile
You’re gonna have to deal with me after a while.

Now, I’ve got just one thing left to do
Then I promise I’ll be through.
No, I’ve got just one thing to say
Then I promise I’m on my way.

I’ve got just one thing left to do
Then I promise I'll be through.
No, I’ve got just one thing to say
Then I promise I’m on my way.

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from Bicycling in Quicksand, released April 7, 2015

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Derek Bishop New York, New York

Derek Bishop's sophomore album 'Bicycling Quicksand' blends disco, euro-pop, and new wave stylings. The ten-song album features Derek’s trademark energy, showcasing bona fide grooves that harken back to the days when the music was funky and the beats were undeniable. ... more

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