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A country-flavored acoustic tune, frustrated about people wanting different things.


You want what you want, and I want what I want
Your wants are your wants, but I want your wants
And it all adds up to nothing

You need what you need, and I need what you need
You want what you need, but I need a kind of need
That you wouldn’t believe in, if I spelled it out in blood
That you couldn't believe in, if it caused a flood

What makes people cling together, what makes people sing together
Is a whole knot of loneliness, and I think that we’re born to this
It takes different eyes to see that nothin’ makes us rise to be that
Whole for yourself, be enough for yourself
Because it all adds up to nothing

You want what you want, and I want what I want
Your wants don’t add up, but I’ve got to just shut up


from Songs from the Partially Examined Life, released December 4, 2015
Featuring Rei Tankgo on violin. All other instruments by ML.



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Mark Lint Madison, Wisconsin

Catchy, homespun tunes ranging in style from power pop to folk ballads to alt country, laced with a sense of the absurd.

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