From the 2008 album Floating Bridge


You cry all the time but it don't hurt me
I know that it should
But I just dry your eyes

I don't mean to be insensitive
But you break down so much
That it's become so ordinary

You know as well as I do
We've been treading water
Like we've done this whole time

I really wish that I could hold you
And feel that you were trying
I guess I'm just too ordinary

I've never been what you wanted
I've never been what you want
But I'm something

You deserve things I can't give you
But you dislike yourself so much
You'll never realize

You are worth the time and effort
But you never look inside yourself
And that's become so ordinary


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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