After All

by Brooks Dixon

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This song is about wrestling with the idea that equity in this world is increasingly harder to come by, and yet acknowledging that each generation of humanity has faced it's own sets of challenges. Though they may manifest themselves differently, our lives are telling a similar story of humanity after all, and I choose to find comfort in knowing humanity is destined to repeat itself as long as we are willing to come face to face with our previous mistakes.


After all
Are we not singing the same ole songs
Telling the same stories as the past
And after all
Are we more than our parents
Just trying hard to make
Something that lasts

We've got tales of heartache
Volcanoes and earthquakes
Stubbornness and brokenness
Soft hearts and bitterness

After All
Are we wearing new holes
Into our parents shoes
Taking no chances or risks
Cause we're too afraid to lose
And after all
Do we ever start anew
Or are we simply trading places
Just to change the morning view

We're telling tales of heartache
Storm clouds and aeroplanes
Wretchedness and brokenness
A hope anew inside our veins

The story was and is to be
Not written in stone yet fully meant to be
A thousand voices calling out
Each one seems so soft yet loud
And if we find ourselves alone
We know that soon we're coming home

Singing songs of heartache
Long goodbyes and mistakes
Shattered dreams and flowing streams
Another song with instrumental breaks

We're singing songs of heartache
Copycats and remakes
Shattered dreams and guitar strings
Beating hearts and flapping wings
In the courts of kings and queens
On the edge of something great


released March 15, 2021
Brooks Dixon - Writer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Youmans - Mixing Engineer, Editing Engineer, Bass Guitar
Taylor McCleskey - Keys, Electric Guitar
Libby Rodenbough - Harmony Vocals
Sam Moses - Mastering Engineer


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