How U Gonna Learn

by Jennifer Clarke

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A whiskey bottle and birthday balloons lie by the side of the road

I’m trying to remember what joy was bought how many lies got told

A cracked coffee cup and a bike frame well you showed up late that time

Smiling away always bright and blank each time you let us down

If it were up to me I’d just let it go by but I can’t seem to move ahead

Seems like nothing is mine for the taking nothing lets go with the dead

How you gonna learn from what just won’t burn

Gotta wait my turn am I just a fool

Coming back for more got to even up a score

When you never try and I’ll never win

How you gonna learn

A ten ton sign and a rail bridge lets me know I’m almost home

I’m making tracks across this wasteland my tires silent through the snow

If it was up to me I’d let it slide by but I can’t seem to move ahead

Seems like nothing is mine for the taking nothing lets go with the dead

Glowing headlights burn the rain I wonder what I came for

Chasing shadows I can blame still caught up in this downpour

And when this storm has come and gone

They’ll say look what she’s made of

How you gonna learn from what just won’t burn

Gotta wait my turn am I just a fool

Coming back for more got to even up a score

When you never try and I’ll never win

How you gonna learn

credits

released October 1, 2011
Vocals Jennifer Clarke
Guitars Duke Levine
Bass Baron Browne
Drums Chally Mikes
Keys: Steve Catizone
Additional Keys Mark Copeland
Additional Backing Vocals Nichelle Mungo

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Jennifer Clarke Massachusetts

Singer-songwriter Jennifer Clarke is part poet, part pirate of the Eastern seaboard and part drifter. A full-time commercial fishing Captain, she has also been writing songs for as many winters as she can remember.

Her recent (and third) album Trinkets in Rubble is lyrically adept and beautifully arranged.
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