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Driftwood Soldier - Strange Time to Be Alive

from Co​-​Mission: An Artist Relief Compilation, Vol. 2 by Folkadelphia

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Humans are good problem solvers because our brains look for patterns. In moments of crisis that instinct goes into overdrive and any old thing can seem hyper-significant. It snowed in Philly this April and I thought 'Of course! Makes sense! The world's going to hell.' A friend of a friend had an infestation of weasels in the screw drawer of his tool shed and I thought, 'Yes, yes. It all fits together.' Plagues and omens to no particular end. We're all just trying to make sense of a world that never asked that of us in the first place.

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from Co​-​Mission: An Artist Relief Compilation, Vol. 2, released June 5, 2020
Written by: Owen Lyman-Schmidt
Arranged and performed by: Driftwood Soldier
Instrumentation: Owen Lyman-Schmidt (vocals, mandolin, suitcase, license plate), Bobby Szafranski (bass guitar, bottle caps)


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