I Hope My Discipline Improves in Time

from by Marian Call



Everything takes longer than it ought to
Everything conspires against my drive
Everything breaks when I need it not to
Everybody needs another hour of my life

And my eyes are maybe bigger than my stomach
My optimism cheers, let's take on more!
But each time I collapse I'm truly flummoxed
As if this hadn't happened twenty thousand times before

And I've worn out my last day of grace, my deadlines up and quit
The last minute has disavowed me -- I'm too late for it
And it's all bound to catch up to me a little down the line
I hope my discipline improves in time

I know I am too weak for my ambitions
I know I've faced these demons down before
But some amnesia keeps me on a mission
Some inner lunatic I still have not learned to ignore

Forgets how laundry takes up the whole morning
How when I skip two meals I hit the wall
How the car breaks down without a hint of warning
And every single time I know it's all! my! fault!

So sleep and I are strangers, so my health hangs by a string
My feet have grown unwilling, my hands and ears just w/ring
And it's all bound to catch up with me a little down the line
I hope my discipline improves in time


from Sketchbook, released December 1, 2013


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Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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