I'm not my phone - take 6 or so

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Previously published in archive.org/details/ImNotMyPhone where there's one other tune, and here on imacan.bandcamp in an earlier version.

This has been the song I've used to learn how to "do tracks" better than I'd previously done. See, 25 years ago I just had two tape recorders, so all I could do was play, rewind, play, and that gave me two tracks mixed for ever onto the second tape.

Now I've learned how bands work: they step back so that you can listen to whatever the soloist is doing. You can't have 3 soloists at the same time because it's extremely confusing.

The lyrics ... well, here they are. :shrug:


I'm not my phone
tho' I introduced my data - I'm alone
tho' I linked to some good pages - I'm not done
I still need to clear the decks
and I still need to feel a wreck - without my phone

I'm not my tools
even tho' they shaped my brain - I'm still a fool
if they multiply my errors - that's not cool
I still need to see the mess
thru' this idiotic helplessness - without the tools

Lost at the sea
with my feet hanging low
All the eye gets to see - or remember
(are the) trees in the cloud
while the roots look for flow
and can't find their way out - in the chamber

I'm not my watch
when I see the rates of change - or make a notch
to pretend I've won the game - when I have not
when in fact the game goes on
and it won't stop when I am gone - without my watch

I'm happy
without my phone


from Evolution, track released August 25, 2014


tags: acoustic Spain



ImaCan CN, Spain

I started playing guitar at maybe 14 years old. I liked some of my own mistakes and called them songs. I've been fooling around with tech for too long. It's time to #JustSitAndPlay and do #Sillyrics.

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