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The Meaning In Life

from Ghosts To Ancestors by Eric Anders and Mark O'Bitz

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The Meaning In Life
(©2018 Anders/O’Bitz)

A long time ago
I wore the weird hat
I worked some long hours
For those slaps on my back

The speaker stood up
And spoke to my class
Said life is a story
And to live it like that

But life has a real end
My friend

And I don’t see it that way
Life ain’t a story
Or some commencement cliché
I try to see the real end
And accept that meaning
On which we depend
In life, in life

A long time has gone
I’ve walked my weird path
I worked some long hours
For those slaps on my back

In the eyes of my loves
And not through my wits
I find meaning that’s strong
But no narrative fits

And I’m getting nearer the end
My friend

And I don’t see it that way
Life ain’t a story
Or some commencement cliché
I try to see the real end
And accept/Not cast off that meaning
On which we depend
In life, in life

Ooh ah ...

And I don’t see it that way
Life ain’t a story
Or some commencement cliché
I try to see the real end
Not cast off that meaning
On which we depend

And I don’t see it that way
Life ain’t a story
Or some commencement cliché
I try to see the real end
Not cast off that meaning
On which we depend
In life, in life

credits

from Ghosts To Ancestors, released July 2, 2019
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Scott Gates - Mandolin
Dylan Cooper - Upright Bass
Randy Ray Mitchell - Electric Guitar, Slide
Arlan Schierbaum - B3
Scott Gates - Mandolin
James Gadson - Drums

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Anders/O'Bitz California

Singer-songwriter Eric Anders (right) and guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz (left) both hail from California. Eric and Mark have been working on music together since Eric's 2003 debut release, Not At One--like all of Eric's solo releases it was mostly Anders/O'Bitz. The guys started releasing music as a duo in 2018 with Of All These Things. Ghosts to Ancestors in 2019 and American Bardo in 2020. ... more

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