“Soul Searching Expedition” (1997)

I wrote this in 1994 off of an idea that came to me while jamming around an E chord during a rehearsal with my then-bandmate Bergy in our band/duo, “Splat!”.  It remained a staple of all of my later lineups of The Sound of Monday because it was simply so much fun to play.  Particularly proud moments include the lyrics, “Pick out a pickaxe that suitable to you and attach it to the knapsack in your head”, and use of the word “Biorhythm”, which was this weird 1970’s vending machine that would give your fortune-of-sorts, which I always got a dollar from my parents for whenever we’d visit the Ground Round restaurant on Rt. 10 when I was a kid.  Anyway…enjoy!

Soul Searching Expedition

©Dave Jay Gerstein

This source is on the level

It’s a tattle tale that’s true

There’s someone here

That you’ve not met yet

I’m not sure you want to

‘Cuz he runs in circles

While he runs in place

Runs away for purposes

Of feeling self disgraced

Doesn’t have the rhythm

And he couldn’t dance a foot

Biorhythm rated his love

Next to fireplace soot

Second place in a race of one

It’s only him against himself

If he could really run

Don’t run for office

Won’t run for cover

Just don’t run from love

Never ever studied

Now he’s learned not to learn

Lazing saying

“you don’t have to be smart not to burn”

If he had half a mind and

Made up half to hunt

This soul searching expedition

Leaves from this storefront

So pick out a pick axe

That’s suitable to you

And attach it to the

Knapsack in your head

Light the wick of that TNT stick

There embedded in your blues

Don’t run for office

Won’t run for cover

Just don’t run from love

Don’t run away from the one you love…

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