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This is the single from the album.

You can watch the video here: youtu.be/F0st2F6Lg-o

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I used to cultivate an Air of Grandeur
When I was eleven I was always busy talking to myself
Talking through ways to accrue unimaginable wealth
Now my dreams are less financial
Still I suffer from an attitude that’s fanciful at best
And though I know my latitude my longitude is anybody’s guess

Hey-hey-hey it’s a beautiful
Day it’s a wonderful life
So dry your eyes

Why would you weep about one little problem?
Taken as a whole there are a million different reasons you should cry
And looking at it rationally
Nothing happens when you die
There’s a great deal of comfort in a cup of hot chocolate
Life’s little pleasures
You should cultivate them every one you try
Sooner or later you’re going to need them

Love is far from all you need but don’t go far from who you love
It’s more important than your shoes it’s more important than your car
Love is far from all you need but don’t go far from who you love
It’s more important than your haircut or how cool you think you are

I’m talking about outrageous fortune
All the slings and arrows
And the wave of sorrow in paddling pools of joy
Because the world is full of weeping
And ugly shiny Chinese plastic toys
I respect the old philosophers
Still I’d like to think that doing something counts for something too
And a Hemlock smoothie’s got to be bad for you

Do what you want to do
Be who you want to be
It’s a wonderful life

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from Things That Happened and Other Stories, released March 22, 2014

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The Burning Glass London, Ohio

Edwin Brooks writes songs that tell stories and make people laugh, jiggle about and even occasionally cry. The band use tuned percussion, ukulele, fiddle, drums and lots of singing to bring these songs to life in their own distinctive style of acoustic pop. They will be performing their debut recording ‘Things that Happened and Other Stories’ on the festival circuit in 2014. ... more

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