Good Old Modern Me

from by Keith Cooper

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Out my window I can see
A smokestack from the 19th century
It's no longer working
But in that regard it's much like good old modern me

Well I'm free, I'm free to do anything

I cross the morning walking on dew
Coffee taps my shoulder and reverses the world into view
I'm a young earthquake moving from top to bottom
And my feet will be the last to know what they are caught in

Well I'm free, I'm free to do anything
(but I think about everything)

I'll be in the trenches when panic attacks
I got new medicine in my old black backpack
To fight these feelings with which I work best
And sculpt graceful, absent movements

Well I'm free, I'm free to do anything

I was lost, Arizona was everywhere
Kept turning corners 'til I realized it was the same square
So I went east via Denver at the conquering cold
Ready to fight because this aging is getting old

Well I'm free, I'm free to do anything
(but won't someone make me do anything?)


Let the perfect, inhuman breeze
Gather up all the bursting, breathing leaves
Let the warnings walked winded without a purpose
Must the storm be against us since it's coming for us?

Well I'm free, I'm free to do anything
In shortsighted eyes of stranded hurricane

And I'll never believe things happen for a reason
Until things start happening that I can believe in


from You Didn't Know Me, track released February 2, 2016
Keith Cooper - vocals, acoustic guitar
Zach Toporek - backing vocals, electric guitar, keyboard, organ
Elio DeLuca - backing vocals
Pete Schluter - backing vocals
Wayne Whittaker - bass
Harrison Seiler - drums



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Keith Cooper Somerville, Massachusetts

Arizona born musician. Cooper played in Tucson based band Overcast Off from 2008 - 2011, gigging frequently and touring occasionally, before moving east to continue writing songs and playing with various other musicians. In his free time, he works full time and writes poetry. ... more

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