Nearly Went Blind [2016 digital single]

by Kodiak Park

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Debut single "Nearly Went Blind" from Kodiak Park


released January 29, 2016

Written, Produced, & Performed by Kodiak Park
Lyrics by John Panasuk
Engineered by John Panasuk & Gavin Heise
Mixed by John Panasuk
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe

Additional musicians:
Vernon James - baritone/tenor saxophone
Reid Kelley - trumpet
Gavin Heise - percussion



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tripped-out rock with some soul from Philly.

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Track Name: Nearly Went Blind

You know it feels heavy when you're sinkin' low
Boy, you'll wind up dyin' by flattening slowly
Mosey on over, walk this way
Lend me your back, Good Samaritan,
Help shoulder the weight
I was only a kid, felt like a man on the run
Come to find out I was just a prodigal son
Thought I held a secret wisdom,
Didn't know what it was
A modern proverb that I lifted off a coffee mug
Hell, ya know, it might have just been the drugs

That were trippin' me out, as time was tricklin' by
Before we knew it we it we were watching the sun rise
Magnificent colors - majestic display
I was glued to the sky like a moth to the flame

Like a big-game buffalo on the African plain
With a hunter who ain't got nothin’ but time

Good lord, you know I nearly went blind
I nearly went blind x3
I nearly went---

Down the rabbit hole, a goner for good
Girl, you know I'm not doing what I probably should
Toein' the line 'til I turn up my toes
With so little time, why would we waste it alone?
Flyin' in the heavens over oceans below
These 747 twin-engines could blow
My mind won’t return to me once it has left
The whole trip just becomes a meditation on death
Good God! Now I can’t catch my breath!

It was shakin’ me up, tryin’ to fill up my lungs
Before I knew it I was speakin' in tongues
The peculiar syntax of the angels above
Lord almighty, I thought I had come down from the drugs

But them guardians freely gave me all their love
White light's all I see when you shine

Good lord, you know I nearly went blind
I nearly went blind