Hunch

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I always had a hunch
That you were better than the bunch
And every time push came to crunch
You would overcome

Most folks never had a clue
But it came naturally to you
We would watch it all come true

I felt it in my gut
You'd be the one to make the cut
Go and break out of the rut
Leave us all behind

Always thought it'd be a waste
To watch you stall
Running in place
Throw away a life of grace
To please your parents

When we were in the garden
I never had a doubt
We would plant the seeds
And watch the seedlings sprout
But outside the backyard
So many ways to wither up
And drift away
IT'S NOT OKAY

I always had a hunch
That you were better than the bunch
And you would beat them to the punch
And send them running

We finally left the backyard
So much more to do
To let the world in
On how our garden grew
But outside the backyard
They prune the weeds
And clip the plants
By happenstance
IT'S OUR ONLY CHANCE

We all loved to say your name
But goddamn the secret shame
You could never keep it tamed
So you washed it down
Most folks never had a clue
But a chosen few they knew
What more penance can they do?

always had a hunch
That you were better than the bunch
And every time push came to crunch
You would overcome

Most folks never had a clue
But it came naturally to you
We would watch it all come true

I felt it in my gut
You'd be the one to make the cut
Go and break out of the rut
Leave us all behind

Always thought it'd be a waste
To watch you die
Running in place
Throw away a life of grace
And leave me hanging...

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from Cranky, released September 20, 2019
Bill Michalski: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Brian Schaeffer: drums
Steve Hoover: bass guitar
D. Mike Bauer: backing vocals
Choir: Tassy Hayden, Megan Michalski, Trung Tran, Sarah Truckey

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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO songwriter Bill Michalski exorcises his demons in his new EP, CRANKY. By (almost) entirely eschewing the acoustic guitar in favor of electric and working with a crack live rhythm section, Michalski's songs reach a new level of energy. Mr. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. CRANKY is his first non-single release since 2013. ... more

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