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Week 674 // Good Advice

by Mount Everest

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Notes: I've been getting a lot of advice lately. It's very kind of people, but it's also kind of annoying. We've got a baby on the way, and a lot of people know a thing or two about that. They tell bleak horror stories about their experiences of early parenting, about the dreadful ordeals they faced, and the mind-bending uncertainty and surreality of that time in their lives. They proceed to dispense some arcane pearl of wisdom that feels little more helpful than "red sky at morning, sailors take warning," and then they tell me everything is going to be just fine if I only remember to [fill in the blank with some obvious practical tidbit like "get some sleep whenever you find a minute"]. Typically at this moment, they laugh awkwardly and change topics quickly. This is a song about how I feel the instant after somebody does this.

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Is the mist on the morning a warning?
Get clear of here
Good advice

What does take to be carried away?
What does it mean to be out of the frame?

Good advice or learning the hard way
Things turn out fine until they go sideways
There's always good advice

What does it mean?
Knowing I know nothing
What does it mean?
Knowing I know nothing

Is the kindness of strangers all the stranger?
I'd wager little on the things they say

What does take to be carried away?
What does it mean to be out of the frame?

Good advice or learning the hard way
Things turn out fine until they go sideways
There's always good advice

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released October 16, 2023

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I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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