From the recording Overstand
Previously Unreleased Track - "OverStand"
Indie/Contemporary, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Social Commentary
From Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer Carl Gustave. Written in 2014.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Carl Gustave in St.Lucia, W.I. at Windward Studio.
Carl Gustave all Guitars, E-bow and synth instruments, with Live Drums by Ricardo Francios, Congas-Cuthbert Didier
"Unless you've been there before, you can never truly understand."
I need to write it down
It helps to get it out
When I'm frustrated by
all this false representation
The world's in trouble
our children's futures in doubt
People been shouting loud
It seems nothing's changing
Innocence lost in the chaos
with nowhere to run or turn
citizens armed or helplessly watching
the ancient city and their villages burn.
He explains but I can't understand It's been experienced firsthand. Though it's the latest in world news Until I've stood in their shoes,
I will never know their blues I pray and hope I never do
you can never say you understand
Until you over-stand, not unless you've been there before
you can't really understand, untill you over-stand
it's just you're your opinion nothing more
With unbridled courage
facing death and disaster
Another day on the job
beaten, worn and battered.
Canned dinner for one
before he goes to bed
He'll awake again before the sun
feeling emotionally dead
They fight against overwhelming odds Proudly falling in line doing as thier toldto chose between a place with the gods or the holy general's firing squads
So you can't really understand
Though it's been been told firsthand.
Yes it's he latest in world news
Until you've stood in their shoes
You'll never know their blues
You will never over-stand
You can't understand
until you over-stand.
until you've been there before
He explain's so you can understand It's been experienced firsthand. Though it's the latest in world news But till you've stood in their shoes You can't know their kind of blues So how can you truly understand? Unless you over-stand.
(\Ad lib) Do you over-stand? working late for less payto keep your job Do you over-stand? degrading yourself feeding and keeping baby safe Do you over-stand? lying to keep the others out of jail or dead Do you over-stand ? making a sale to just survive another day Do you Over-stand?bossman ain't got no work Do you over-stand? running for cover while walking to school. Make sure you over-stand. Before you talk bout what he or she should do
You need to over-stand to truly understand.