Going About This

from Going About This by Andy McGarvie

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Someone once said that he wished he knew then
All the things he knows now but where does that end
There’s no way to go back so why keep pretending?

Maybe I wished that I’d done things different
Like listened in school, or not shoplifted
But hindsight’s no help when you overthink it
Besides where would I be without all these lessons

‘Cause I’ve been going about this all the wrong way
I’ve been hoping for some kind of big change
I’d only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there’s nothing wrong with getting older
I’d just wrongly blamed it

A few drinks mean nothing it’s just calming my mind
I’d keep telling myself that and saying ‘everything’s fine’
But if I was honest I knew I’d crossed a line
Maybe I could have done this all years before
But at least I’ve not waited idle for years more
There’s no better feeling than truly resigning free
From my old attempts to control the world around me

‘Cause I’ve been going about this all the wrong way
I’ve been hoping for some kind of big change
I’d only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there’s nothing wrong with getting sober
I’d just been scared of it

I was so stoic, so unfazed
Or I projected that at least, anyway
Really I was fragile but too proud
And I’ll keep learning from unpacking all I’ve found
There was no second go
And there’s no way to know
And I guess I am what I am ‘cause of that
The future ain’t what it used to be
But it’s clearer now than it’s ever been

I’ve been going about this all the wrong way
I’ve been hoping for some kind of big change
I’d only looked backwards and so things stayed the same
When it seems there’s nothing wrong with reinvention
I’ll no longer resist
I’ll no longer blame it
And I won’t be scared of it

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from Going About This, released February 12, 2021
Written by A. McGarvie.

A. McGarvie - guitars, vocals
G. Bowen - drum kit/percussion
O. Downie - Bass
B. Tsui - piano/keyboards

Recorded at Aviary Studios, Melbourne Australia

Mixed by F. Montgomery
Mastered at Deluxe Mastering by A. Dempsey

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Andy McGarvie Melbourne, Australia

Andy McGarvie is a Melbourne-based guitarist and bandleader. Along with his band, he takes listeners on a guitar-fuelled journey through blues, soul, funk and rock. Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both music aficionados and the casual listener alike. ... more

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