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Nothin' From Somethin' Doesn't Ring The Same (Updated Mix)

by Joel Robert Kaiser

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Losing stuff... finding yourself... kinda like a country song.



I’ve got a habit of walkin away
Started in markets right around three
Sometimes it’s helpful
With making clean breaks
And sometimes the vessel
Sinks without me


I had it all with ya
A friend that I loved
You even got me (But I let ya make me)
So weak in a way
That left me with questions
That could not be answered
Since “nothing from something”
It doesn’t ring the same


The clock struck 11:14
While I slept in
Per usual I found out
(Right) After the fact
That I’d missed these moments
While roamin’ the lone streets
I’ll hold it on my back
Since it’s all behind me


I had it all with ya
The friends that I loved
But I let ya make me
So weak in a way
That leaves me with questions
That cannot be answered
Since “nothing from something”
It doesn’t ring the same


I’ve always gone for the song
Before I chase you
Pleasure makes a top hit
But I want the truth
So are we gonna leave it here
And leave it to fate?
Just know that nothing from something
Doesn’t ring the same


I didn’t learn shit from the lessons I sang
So self-pity winning became my day to day
I wasn’t willing to work meager,
Privileged pride had me poor
The humble done struck me
In the back of my Ford


I have it all with ya
The friend that I love
You even got me
So weak in a way
That fills me with questions
That will not be answered
Since “nothing from something”
Doesn’t ring the same


released December 21, 2018
Me & David Smalt (Production) | Connor Kearns (Photos)


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Joel Robert Kaiser Lynchburg, Virginia

Joel Robert Kaiser
Singer-songwriter, solo artist, collaborator w/PLSR, alter ego is KZR, graphic designer, former frontman for Glass Oaks

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