Stray Away

by David Taylor Coffey

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Something topical as we drag on through this presidential primary. Dedicated to all the people who feel lost or cynical about our political system or politics in general. Additionally, it is also dedicated to all the hardworking folks who tried to get their voice heard at their states' primaries-especially those who were faced with difficulties at their polling or caucus location-namely those in Arizona.

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released April 2, 2016

All songs written and performed by David Taylor Coffey

"Stray Away"recorded and mixed by David Taylor Coffey, Marlborough, CT

"All My Friends Are Anarchists" recorded, mixed and mastered by Blind Moose, Bloomfield, CT

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Track Name: Stray Away
When I was young I thought that I was strong
But I was naiive and weaker than today
Bits of false hope kept me stringing along
I saw heroes and movements go astray

Now there's extremists and feminists on the same radio waves
A mogul and a doctor are proof we can't be saved
Here we stand keeping complexes at bay
Our fires still burn, but they won't lead the way...

The way...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

Stray Away...

Now that I'm older I'm un-fazeable
I look back at movements gone astray
Now we've found a man who's unmovable
No we can't let him get away...

'Cuz there's nativists and populists on the same radio waves
A man that we used to know assures we can't saved
Here we stand, keeping complexes at bay
Our fires still burn but they won't lead the way...

The way...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

Stray away...

And maybe there's a cycle where it all comes around
Other folks just count the days 'til we're dead in the ground
And the rebels who say "fuck the system" never get their way
Wherever I roam, I hope I don't roam astray...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

And all my friends, they'll just walk away
Dreaming of a better time in a better place
Me I will just walk forward
Hoping I don't stray away...

Stray away...
Track Name: All My Friends are Anarchists
I've been called a lot of things but none of it was literal
I've read Zinn and Marx and even a few liberals
If a Maoist and a Taoist and a Stalinist walked into a bar and debated
I'd just scream, "Anarchy!" and we'd all get fucking wasted.

Democracy is dead, I'm seeing red
My ideological lines are wearing thin
Democracy is dead, and I'm seeing red
Revolution's brewing but I'm feeling lazy

They say I'm not a rebel because I don't seize buildings with a gun
But I still drank a lot before I was Twenty-one
And I don't smoke weed a lot because it makes me anxious
But I still steal from Wal-Mart, how's that for rebellious?

Democracy is dead, and I'm seeing red
My academic critique of the bourgeoisie is getting weak
Democracy is dead, and I'm seeing red
All my friends are anarchists

And I want to smash the state, and end the patriarchy
End their subservient oligarchy
But revolution ain't Star Wars, or Johnny fuckin' Tremaine
It's a bunch of cops beating your ass and getting a hashtag with your name

Go!

Democracy is dead, and I'm seeing red
All my friends are socialists
Democracy is dead, and I'm seeing red
what the fuck is up with coin flips anyway...