I Do What I Hate, And I Hate What I Do

from by The Northbound

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Who can break apart this chain,
All of the sins in my own name?
Why do I cling to what is bad,
When I’ve got blood on my own hands?
I’m giving up on all I have,
I want to run away
But just don’t know where to,
Because I do what I hate,
And I hate what I do.

You’ll see my name atop the list,
With all the murderers and thieves
And all of the hypocrites.
But I’m the worst among them all,
Because every time I rise
I find another way to fall.
I have to cling to what is good,
I got to throw away the old and start off new,
Because I do what I hate,
and I hate what I do.

So here I am, I’m just a man,
And on this earth I made a mess
And I’ve done everything I can
To clean it up, but had no luck,
‘Cause every price I try to pay
Just never seems to be enough.
Now I start to realize everything
That Man once said, it might be true,
Because I do what I hate,
And I hate what I do.


from Life, It Whispers, released June 30, 2015
Brian Johnson - Lyrics, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Travis Smith - Bass
Aaron Perry - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dan Hanns - Banjo
Tyler Hansen - Violin

Produced by Tariq Shihadah
Mastered by Colin Althaus




The Northbound Champaign, Illinois

The Northbound plays Folk-Rock that is emotional, thoughtful, and heart-felt; formed in Urbana, IL. Their debut full-length, "Life, It Whispers" was released on June 30th, 2015.

The Northbound is currently on Indefinite Hiatus. You can check them out on Facebook.
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