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The Little Foxes

by Mike Indest

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You think a prayer will bring her back? Maybe some positive thinking? While ya hope it’s all a bad dream Cause she’s gone and you keep pretending She’s lying there Thinking about the things she said And thinking how it could be different If you could do it over again But she’s gone and you keep pretending She’s lying there She’s gone and your heart breaks she’s gone She’s gone and you can’t believe it’s true Are these songs about a girl or are these songs about this city? Either way the feelings the same Cause she’s gone and you keep pretending She’s lying there She’s gone and your soul aches she’s gone She’s gone and you can’t believe it’s true that she’s not lying next to you anymore
2.
We all have gifts Some of us know what they are Some of us don't know yet We all have things That God has given us to help each other with I believe this is true And I believe when I look at you Yours is not the gift of wisdom I hear it every time you open up your mouth Yours is not the gift of wisdom We all know it's true from the things you spew Claiming Old Testament verses out of context Saying they're for you I'm sorry but I didn't know you were a 2600 year old Jew Claiming success in this life from Jeremiah Tell it to Saint Paul, Peter and Uriah
3.
Long jean skirts and little white socks Hot damn my baby rocks She’s my Pentecostal Pamela Lee Got her hair all up in a bun Oh man she’s a load of fun She’s my Pentecostal Pamela Lee The way she dresses man she is the bomb She buys all of her clothes from liliesapparel.com She doesn’t shave above the shin You need a machete when you're diving in She’s my Pentecostal Pamela Lee The summer months she’s fully dressed My baby sweats buckets She’s my Pentecostal Pamela Lee The way she dresses man she is the bomb She buys all of her clothes from liliesapparel.com I haven’t seen above her knee She doesn’t believe in the Trinity She’s my Oneness Pentecostal Pamela Lee
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Here's my heart in a million pieces It's my humble offering Here's my heart in a million pieces I can't give you everything Here's my body it's a broken vessel It ain't much but it's all I got Here's my body it's a broken vessel I can't give you what I'm not I will give you everything I have but not yet I'm not done being the chief of sinners
5.
When you cried when you were born Were you thinking of the crown of thorns That would pierce your head when all the world was laughing Did you know from the very start Were you born with a broken heart For a world to blind to see their Savior Did you wake up in the middle of the night with dreams of how it would end Did your mother ever ask you why Why you seemed preoccupied And your hands always seemed to be shaking Did you ever have any fun Could you ever just kill the time Or was every second a painful reminder Every time you heard your dad pound the hammer down Did it make you cringe at the thought Did you ever want to run away Did you ever get down on your knees and pray Oh Father take this cup away Wrapped up tightly in your mother's arms Did you know you’d be rejected and despised
6.
We can blame the politicians We can blame it on religion We can blame the lack of vision On greater entities And that very well may be But we should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy To say the least We can blame their superstitions Or other self-imposed conditions We can blame it on a dictatorship A murderous crook But that won't get us off the hook Cause we should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy To say the least of these aren't worth our attention To say the least of these aren't worth another look In the least of these we see our judgement and salvation In the least of these we see our gods So we should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy We should all feel a little uneasy To say the least
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Only when you know there's a way out Can you dwell on things that seem so hopeless Only when you know the mystery Can you contemplate your own destruction I Can Move Only when you see your failures Can you really see the not yet Only when you throw your hands up Can you really ever do anything I Can Move Only when you look outside you Can you see how you fit in Only when you quit holding on Can you really grasp anything
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I’m the one who lost my inhibitions I feared nothing when I left the shore I'm the one who was left wide open Nothing to hide no cover to employ Because you can if you want You can see the other side you can see the world and get it in perspective You can know what's going on You can see what's going down Do you want to know if the world spins around you I used to walk your shore I’m bored with it I’m bored with it Come on let’s go skinny dippin’ You’re the one who said that my behavior Just doesn't fit with the things you've learned You're the one who said that I’m acting foolish For the younger ones I should be concerned But the younger ones should know the truth lies down below They need to be the ones who jump in and find it The truth will not sit still it seeks a deeper thrill Its own nature seems to destroy itself
9.
How long will I ignore you before it goes away How long will I ignore you before it goes away Will you darken my heart Will you darken my heart It gets easier every time I turn away To not feel like I'm wrong I'll sing along With the sirens as they lead me to destruction And the songs we sing sound so much better to my ears than your voice I'll make a choice to ignore you while you're calling me back home I know there's no life without you I know there's nowhere I can go It gets easier every time I turn away To not feel like I'm wrong I'll sing along With the sirens as they lead me to destruction And the songs we sing sound so much better to my ears than your voice I'll make a choice to ignore you while you're calling me back home
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Before it breaks Before it’s over Before it takes What's little left of my soul I’ll try and shake off these shackles I’ll try and break Myself from this self-inflicted hell Cause I know it’s the little things that arrest me Don't mistake my silence For forgiveness I've never been one to let anything go Gonna add it all up You may have moved beyond but it’s my burden still I know it's the little things that arrest me Gonna mark the time by this miserable wall I build I know it's the little things that arrest me It’s the little foxes It’s the cunning lies It’s the paradoxes It’s the hopeless tries It’s the desperation It’s the hanging on It’s the feeling I get when all hope is gone

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This is a compilation of live tracks, demos, songs from other compilations and B-sides.

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released January 7, 2021

The Gift Of Wisdom (with And How)
When You Cried When You Were Born (with And How)
Mike - Vocals and Baritone Ukulele
And How - Everything Else

Pentecostal Pamela Lee (Live)
The Little Foxes (Remastered)
Mike Indest - GTR, Vocals
Eddie Parrino - Bass, BGV
Monty LeBlanc – Drums

Everything (Rock Version)
Eddie Parrino on bass, Mike Indest on "everything" else

To Say The Least (Seattle Mix)
Produced by Theo Obrastoff

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Mike Indest New Orleans, Louisiana

This is indie rock that says something without shouting or faux-whispering. - Radio Eclectic

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