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From the 2020 album A Scientific Search

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You thought it was bad before
In the golden age
Now we’re stuck in this real down town
The band has left the stage

We’re restless
And bitter
And likely bored

We wish into existence what we want to see
And if there’s no success like failure then take a tip from me

I fear our end is come
Like the poet said
Go ask William Blake
Raise him from the dead
Like magic
He’d know us
Like Jerusalem

We wish into existence what we want to see
And if there’s no success like failure then take a tip from me

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from Well There's That: The Best of Erik Ritland, released March 19, 2020

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One of the last great American songwriters in the tradition of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, William James, G.K. Chesterton, and Jeff Tweedy.

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