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The Trouble Is​.​.​.

by Mike Indest

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The Little Foxes 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
The Trouble Is... The trouble is I'm not sure Where the scales will balance out Will you get the best of me now Or will you be subject to my continuous Failures and my broken promises That pile higher and higher every day The trouble is my intentions are pure but my plans Are the schemes of a madman Who thinks he knows the way to make the world his own The trouble is things may never be quite the way That I planned them to work out But you smile and say your only plan Is to be here beside me Telling me the only thing I need to hear That in my weakness I am yours The trouble is you may have to really shout it loud Before I hear you


The basic tracks for these songs were recorded live. Eddie played bass, Monty on drums and I was playing the uke and singing. After a decent take Eddie added his signature harmonies and I added some Fender Rhodes. These recordings capture a feel I've never been able to capture on my earlier recordings. No click track this time, just playing it till it feels right. This is much more about emotion and I think that approach fits these songs well.

Lyrically the songs are a hyperbolic play on The Song Of Solomon 2:15 and 16.

15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

2016 Remaster


released April 27, 2013

Words and Music - Mike Indest

Mike Indest - Vocals, Baritone Uke, Rhodes
Eddie Parrino - Bass, BGV's
Monty LeBlanc - Drums


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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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