Icarus (feat. Shelby Earl)

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Icarus (feat. Shelby Earl)
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Joslyn (BMI)
You never worried me
you never seemed to be
someone to lose their head
even in the worst of times
with all those best of times
you were a model for me.

But then one day I found
you were so slowly drowned
in insecurity
and dependency
the mold was thinly cracked
but you didn’t see it happening.

Icarus falls of course we know
As the story goes
wax wings that burnt away
in the sun
he was done
All we can do is watch you fall
Into the California Sea
you got too high
and burnt out so fast
this cannot last.

I’m ever worried now
you’re always off somehow
others will see it too
and think it’s all an act
in a way I guess it is
but I don’t find it funny

You dreamt of all the fame
wealth, women and acclaim
ambition breaking you
drug fueled hysteria too
maybe I’m too critical
but I’m scared of what is happening.

Icarus falls of course we know
As the story goes
wax wings burnt away
in the sun
he was done
All we can do is watch you fall
plummet to the sea
you got too high
and burnt out too fast
this cannot last.

So many people never fly like you
but there is more to this confounding life
than the lime light
I hope I’m right

Icarus falls of course we know
As the story goes
wax wings burnt away
in the sun
he was done
All we can do is watch you fall
Into the California Sea
you got too high
and burnt out so fast
this cannot last.

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from Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean, released February 10, 2017

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Andrew Joslyn Seattle, Washington

Andrew Joslyn is a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist,composer, orchestrator, performer and producer. He is best known as Macklemore's orchestra leader for the last eight years,with co-writing credits on 4x Grammy-winning The Heist and 2016's This Unruly Mess I've Made. Joslyn is also an in-demand live and studio composer, film scorer, and player for a range of Northwest and global projects. ... more

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