All You Gotta Do is Smile

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I need to learn to just shut my mouth and practice my smile.

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some people got way too much confidence
some people got way too much charm
when they smile their teeth shine like blood diamonds
when they laugh and tell jokes, people applaud

but i’m just a loner adrift in the commerce
wading in a sea of melancholy dreams
i’ve taken the plunge unplugged the life support
gave up my wrist watch, nothings easy

in an exponential way
i get more expert every day that i’m alive, that i’m alive
when all i gotta do is keep it chambered up inside and shut my mouth
for a little while and learn to smile, learn to smile

i feel like an astronaut
confused on a subway train
i’m at my best in line at the plasma bank
exchanging blood---inhaling the oxygen
requiring a signature
do you know how I am?

i’m just a recluse addicted 2 green Tea
late night guitar watching soundless TV
broadcasting signal---the signal a smoke screen
the smoke screen my lifeboat
is it your lifeboat too?

in an exponential way
i get more expert every day that i’m alive, that i’m alive
when all i gotta do is keep it chambered up inside and shut my mouth
for a little while and learn to smile, learn to smile

do do do do do do

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from I Don't Know How To Talk Anymore, released September 4, 2013

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felsen Oakland, California

Felsen's recently completed fourth album, ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’ is slated for national release on 9-4-13. Songs were written collectively by the band—guitarist Dylan Brock, singer/guitarist Andrew Griffin, bassist Christian Hernandez, and drummer Art McConnell. Felsen has toured throughout the West and are now about to embark on their largest national tour to date. ... more

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