Slave to the Grind

by Damn Fine Coffee

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1.
How can you say life has treated you so wrong When you're alive and still kicking right along? So do us a favor and remember where you've been Take time to savor it all Don't claim the heights if you can't embrace the falls Not every team gets the benefit of calls Do us a favor and remember where you've been Take time to savor it all Do us a favor and remember how to live Take time to savor it all And I can tell you're searching for the way To take your life and make it one more day And I can see you're looking for escape Take the time and make it right again Take a look at your life - is it filled with such strife That your only choice is kill your voice? There's an easy way out from your troubles and doubt But what's the fun in skipping to the end? There is a place for everyone and everything
2.
Thyme 03:48
Pick a switch or choose a lever Either one will do the same old thing It's been this way forever and ever Nothing will change Time is gonna make us Time is gonna shake us Time is gonna break us down to nothing When you find out time is a-wasting What are you gonna do now? Must we talk about the weather Seems to me it's just a waste of time What's your pain and what's your pleasure I'll tell you mine Time will reign - Don't try and fight it Time will turn us upside down - There's no point in fighting anymore Time will turn us inside out - There's no point in fighting anymore Pick a switch or choose a lever Neither one will change a single thing It's been this way forever and ever Nothing will change
3.
It's time to take a look at your life And try out something new How many times must you still try to dig a hole and crawl on through So focused on the here and now With everything you do Oblivious to how you fail to take the nail and drive it through You dig the hole and crawl on through Don't look at me to ease all the pain Like I have the strength to change the world It's times like these we draw from within To find all the patterns to unlearn I hope you could learn from the past And take an enlightened point of view But blinders are still stuck in the way And you won't remove them for long Do I have a say? Another wasted moment of your life Another great mistake Another careless romance of a heart you're gonna break It takes some time to heal my heart Seems not so much for you Instead of taking time to learn You dig the hole and crawl on through So take a number if you please I'm sure they'll call it soon You'll run in line on bended knees Another nail to get you through Go fill your hole with someone new It's funny how the time disappears When life is a carousel to you So burn your hand and reach in again The fire's not the problem - It's you Do I have a say? Another wasted moment of your life Another great mistake Another careless romance of a heart you're gonna break
4.
The Grind 02:20
5.
So I Wait 06:08
I've waited so very long for you But fate has kept you just out of view So I wait for the day when I will face you And I hope and I pray you feel the same too I've lost patience with love that's untrue It'd be easy to just give up hope on you But I wait for the day when I face you And I hope and I pray you feel the same too I thought I found you so many times Was blinded by rose-colored hues And I kept looking for so many signs And settling for so damn few No more We can choose the path of least resistance or more persistence It's the choice that shapes our soul Whether we will find the one and only, or just die lonely Have no fear of being wrong So I wait for the day when I will face you And I hope and I pray you feel the same too I've waited so very long for you
6.
I awoke the other day to a clear reminder Of what we set our minds to reach this year If I knew the words to say I could try and tell you how's it's all begun to disappear If I could look the other way It'd be easier than trying to fight this apathy you portray Yes we are growing old and gray If we don't take action now we're gonna let it slip away and that's not okay We'll find a way to make things stronger a little longer We'll find a way to break this sadness and push this madness away You say you wanna eat your cake It's times like these I wonder if you have any idea of what it takes A sloppy bed is what you make When your actions fail to back the words you know I wanna hear This should be a give and take But you're only giving out the junk I'd throw away I might be making a mistake But I stick around with hope tomorrow brings the clarity I have today We'll find a way to make things stronger a little longer We'll find a way to break this sadness and push this madness away Hear me out Ease my doubt Won't you hear me out? Won't you ease my doubt? We can try and make amends Looking through this crooked lens Such a horrifying shame We'll find something else to blame We'll find a better way to throw this all away
7.
I've grown tired of trying Weary of all this lying Truth told, it's old I've lost track of days Weary in so many ways And I ask why But I know that I'll be fine It's nothing new you see To watch the world come crumbling down on me And I've lost the will to fight It's just not meant to be Watch the world come crumbling down Seems we've been here before Short end of every score Thrown in the towel But I know that I'll be fine It's nothing new you see To watch the world come crumbling down on me And I've lost the will to fight It's just not meant to be Watch the world come crumbling down
8.
Were you saying something Cause I heard nothing at all Are you feeling nothing? Cause I've felt it all along If love is all we need Why are we still basking in this pain? If will set us free Why are we still struggling with these chains? Is it all we know? Am I missing something? Draw a line upon the sand Make it crystal clear So I can finally understand If time is all we need Why are we still racing everywhere? If time will set us free Why are we so absolutely scared? Is it all we know? Are we near it or are we just a long way away? Are we losing something Every minute that we wait? Are we getting closer To a more enlightened state? Am I doubling down now On another losing hand? Is this all according to some fucked up master plan? If faith is all we need Why are we still reaching out in vain? If faith will set us free Why are we still trapped inside our brain? Is it all we know? Are we near it or are we just a long way away? Were you saying something?
9.
This happens all the time - this dance we do A self-inflicted crime - so sad but true What can we do? This must be some mistake This mutual discovery of feeling whole If only we remained unsoiled This time spent in recovery takes a toll What I can't figure out is why we run so far away from what we hunger for Why block this feeling out when sunlight's finally dancing through the cracks within these walls This happens all the time - this game we play A stalemate of our mind - it's not okay What can we say? Can you feel it? Can you feel the call? Can we shake it? Can we stand up tall? I'm ready to concede the possibility that we may fall I'm ready to believe the willingness to bleed is worth it all And so it's come to this It's time to either to grab on tight Or let it go What I can't figure out is why we run so far away from what we hunger for Why block this feeling out when sunlight's finally dancing through the cracks within these walls Can we figure it out? I think I'm ready I know I'm ready

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released April 19, 2011

Music and Lyrics by Damn Fine Coffee

Jonn Buzby - Keyboards, Vocals
Wes Hare - Drums, Backing Vocals
Jay Rehm - Bass, Backing Vocals

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Jonn Buzby
Mastered by Brian O'Neill

Album Artwork by Joey Irizarry

Copyright 2011, Turn To Start. All rights reserved.

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Damn Fine Coffee Durham, North Carolina

DFC, the latest project of Jonn Buzby (Land of Chocolate, Finneus Gauge) takes a stripped-down approach to the frenetic musical mayhem that has long been Buzby's trademark, eschewing the use of guitar in exchange for a more simplistic trio that most notably resembles Ben Folds Five in terms of setup and personnel... ... more

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