Where We End Up

by John Mapes

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1.
On Our Marks 02:34
Is it almost enough or is it never done Making this seem like it’s had its run Do we wait for it to stop, should we listen for the gun On our marks, get set, drop. I don’t care who’s won Try to keep things up and up on the narrow and straight I could use what I got but they’ll use it as bait Time to really hang it up and leave them all to rust Pack it up and head out east, solitude or bust A flash in the pan but I’d jump in the fire I’d be the first to go down if it’s down to the wire Do we wait for it to stop, should we listen for the gun On our marks, get set, drop. I don’t care who’s won
2.
Everything 02:02
Everything is the worst thing ever Time to freak out and pull out your hair Any little change will result in disaster I guess it makes sense to wallow in despair OMG! Do you know what's gonna happen? Well, No but I heard that it's gotta be bad Nothing short of cannibalism Scream with rage until you find out you've been had Everything is the worst thing ever Everything is a full scale freak out Any little change will result in disaster I guess it makes sense to scream and shout Things are not the way you imagined It hurts to wrap your mind around why Time to panic and voice your opinion rally for the cause before we all die Everything is the worst thing ever Time to freak out and pull out your hair Any little change will result in disaster I guess it makes sense to wallow in despair It's hard for kids these days to see things any other way Everything is the worst thing ever Everything is a full scale freak out Any little change will result in disaster I guess it makes sense to scream and shout Everything is the worst thing ever Until the next thing comes that's worse
3.
Me Myself I 03:20
I sit here by myself And you know I love it You know I don't want someone To come pay a visit I wanna be by myself I came in this world alone Me myself I I'd like to go to China And to see Japan I'd like to sail the oceans Before the seas run dry I wanna go by myself I've just room enough for one Me myself I I wanna be a big shot And have ninety cars I wanna have a boyfriend And a girl for laughs But only on Saturdays Six days to be alone With just me myself I Me myself and I Just me myself I Don't wanna be the bad guy Don't wanna make a soul cry It's not that I love myself I just don't want company Just me myself I Me myself and I Just me myself I I sit here by myself And you know I love it You know I don't want someone To come pay a visit I wanna be by myself I came in this world alone Me myself I
4.
Mother MSP 03:48
Say what you want but I think we’ve got it good It’s not a question of thinking that we should – Somehow, be entitled to so much more It’s where we’ve grown up and it’s all that I’ve asked for Winters can be brutal and summers can feel like hell But still we go outside, shrug our shoulders and say, “Oh well – Maybe, next year she will show mercy.” But we know that it’s just a formality Someday we will all return to her She can forgive us but let’s not force our hand Where you’re from, take pride in where you stand – This land of 10,000 bands They all proclaim the same local command: Someday we will all return to her
5.
Raised to think that the world's your bitch to do whatever you want with, whenever you want Look around. We all trudge on No ones better than the rest. We fail the same test It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you I know it's hard to believe, but you're just gonna have to make due It's not always all about you We're all taught that we're the chosen ones A kind of narcissistic epidemic Reach out to someone who will benefit from your help with nothing in return It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you I know it's hard to accept, but you're just gonna have to make due It's not always all about you What are you gonna do. So what are you gonna do When you finally accept you're not entitled just like all the rest It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you I know it's hard to believe, but you're just gonna have to make due It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you I know it's hard to accept, but you're just gonna have to make due It's not always all about you
6.
Have you decided Where you belong Among the swirling whirling masses And the hurling throngs You're still invited To the leave them all behind So take one long last look girl We're running out of time Run for the country You could take my hand And let the wind be your comb Together we could roam the land Run for the country That's where you learn That I'll be waiting here If you ever should return You've taken your back train And I'm just taking my time Are you really happy baby They teach you how to lie You wanted excitement You wanted a thrill Can you see the rain turn to snow Or the sun set on the hill Run for the country You could take my hand And let the wind be your comb Together we might roam this land Run for the country That's where you learn That I've been waiting here For the day you will return A hundred miles from home I told you one hundred times Not to roam I don't need no pity And I don't need no daily grind Just one more you're in the city baby It's bound to change your mind Run for the country You can take my hand Oh let the wind be your comb Together we could roam the land Run for the country That's where you learn That I am waiting here For the day you will return I still waiting here For the day that you'll return
7.
Forty 02:42
If things go according to plan then I'm half the way through I'm lucky to have made it this far It's just a test to show you how you've been along the way I'm failing miserably We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up You did your best but you'll never know if you could've done more No sense in worrying now I don't mind looking back, just be careful where you step It's easy to get lost along the way We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up Forty is the new Thirty-Nine
8.
I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through Somewhere down the line, I lost sense of direction Maybe in another time, there was no sense of rejection I'm just sitting on the fence, even though I'm taking sides I'm just sitting on the fence, even though I'm taking sides Somewhere down the line, I lost all my opinions Maybe in another time, I stood by my convictions I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through I don't know where to start
9.
I've screwed it up I've screwed it up I've screwed it up And now the road ahead is long I got to figure out what I've done wrong I've got to learn from my mistake Learn it fast before we break
10.
Piling On 03:57
I know I'm just getting too old for this shit But still it keeps on piling on I try on every day but nothing seems to fit But still it keeps on wearing on And I feel my place slowly begin to shift And I think that my time is kept in step So many plans have all been set adrift Only thing to do is to find the right ship I'm just too old for this shit I'm just too old for this shit I'm just too old for this shit And you better wake me up by noon

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The official second album by John Mapes

Cover artwork by Ally Burke
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released May 17, 2016

All songs written and performed by John Mapes
"Me Myself I" written by J. Armatrading
"Run For The Country" written by P. Westerberg

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Straight from the depths of an undisclosed Twin Cities basement location. Graduate of the Harry Nilsson School of Non-Touring, John Mapes does the music for you!

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