Lawrence, KS

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Written by Bret Mosley, overnight, on January 28, 2013.

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What time is love?
What a fine question
I wish I had known
It came right before me

Hey Toto, I've a feeling
As much as I'd hoped to
I do not belong here
Where I wanna be

Came 10,000 miles
Through bridges and breakdowns
Came this way high
On fumes and on hope

Land sakes alive
What an oasis
I had hoped to be welcome
Good god, throw me a rope

CHORUS:
I cannot compel
I cannot compete
I cannot begin to tell you
How Lawrence cannot feel it

I came alone
I came open
Truly beautiful
People solid and clear

Have not a word for me
Have not a look
The sound of my soul
They're not having it here

A nod here, a nod there
Along the way
If I’ve ever had a crowd stand
More than one man deep

By the way - thank you, Adam
If I've offered anything
It's thanks it's been goodly
The company I keep

CHORUS:
I cannot compel
I cannot compete
I cannot believe this Hell
And Lawrence cannot feel it

The one and only time
To clean out a room
Just showing up as
Who i am here

Opened my mouth
They all turned and scattered
Nothing doing
They disappeared

I wish I could
But I can no longer cast pearls
Without so much
As a pork chop in pay

Left my guitar
On the floor in the bar
Crawled in the car
Just drove away

CHORUS:
I cannot compel
I cannot compete
I cannot begin to tell you
How Lawrence cannot feel it
I cannot compel
I cannot compete
I cannot begin to tell you
How Lawrence cannot feel it

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from X​-​ING, released October 29, 2013

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Bret Mosley Perth, Australia

Rarely could an artist be said to transcend, yet include, the most raw and real elements of blues, roots rock, soul & funk. Nevertheless—with bone-deep authenticity—that’s exactly what Bret Mosley does, wrestling deftly with longing, belonging & world-weariness...on the way home to hope & grace. Bret has shared the stage with George Porter, Jr., Trombone Shorty & Jackie Greene - to name a few. ... more

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