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from Rut by John Mapes

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Track 6 from "Rut": A song that explains my inner struggle of how to best utilize my free time; Video games or song writing. It’s an ongoing battle for which they both suffer.


Why am I writing songs when I could be playing video games
Why should I learn my scales when I could be playing video games
Learning jazz chords would be cool, but so is playing video games
Making a living at what I like playing so why am I playing video games.
Obligations got the best of me. I’m burdened with priorities
I got to set my focus straight, focus straight, focus straight, focus straight
Damn, it’s too late
I don’t believe in ADD but something sure is pulling me
Away from creativity and closer to my Fallout 3


from Rut, released July 26, 2011
J. Mapes
© 2011 Turnidoff Records


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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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