Innovate to Fail

from by Charlie Mess

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Do I plan to fail?
Can anybody see?
I don't have a lesson
Just a riff and a dream

Pour over words that say nothing
If that's what you wanna do
But these words that say nothing
Is what I wanna do

The floor is clean
The bugs are dead
I wanna live
Inside my head

Now you're gone, I don't know who you are
Please forget me when you are a star
Sleep easy, for I've lost my thoughts
Another city, another life without a shot

And the day I die will be nothing at all
If the world is big, why do I feel small
Everybody wants a minute in the sun
But it won't matter when it's done

Messed up, I say my piece
But we don't care what we see
Repeated phrases that get nowhere
While the world stops and stares

But I don't really have to feel
Count the minutes till my next meal
A death march I don't have to like
Count the minutes till I die

A glass half full on my nightstand
A sad slacker looks for a band
A place of dreams we never have
Nothing good and nothing bad


from Double Space, released July 5, 2017




Charlie Mess Chicago, Illinois

Charlie Mess really can't sing, but he does anyway

Charlie Mess is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and moved to the Chicago, Illinois area because (as you can probably tell by listening to his debut album) he hated living in Columbus. ... more

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