Easy To Explain

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released December 30, 2016

All songs written, performed and produced by John Dunbar

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Track Name: I Hope Your Sunday Isn't Mondayish
I Hope Your Sunday Isn't Mondayish

Sunny days and Sundays always cheer you up
I check the clock, it's 6am, it's nice to hear you up

I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
What a difference a day makes
Now you don't have to raise the stakes
One where everyone gives and no one takes

I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
Don't put on your nice skirt
Sweat pants and an old t-shirt
And your hair in a ponytail can't hurt

Please be meeting all your closest friends for brunch
Instead of being with your co-workers for lunch
Yes, tomorrow's just a day away
Work related thoughts must stay away
Don't you think about the numbers you must crunch

I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
I hope your Sunday isn't Mondayish
If a genie grants a one-day wish
It's that your Sunday isn't Mondayish

Thanks to the H-less Beauty
Track Name: Out Of Practice
Out Of Practice

I'm a little out of practice, I'm a little out of touch
I'm a little out of practice, but I hope you don't notice too much

I hope it's like riding a bike
But I never did that too well
And it's something that i really did like
I'm wondering, can you tell?
Let's start with you leading the way
And I'll try to impersonate
I won't be good at reading the play
How long can a person wait?

I'm a little out of practice, I'm a little off the plot
I'm a little out of practice, are you willing to give me a shot?

I never was so good I could teach
And I'm back to a student now
Maybe you're too far out of reach
I'll bow out before it's time to bow

Before you start to think you should outsource
I will sign up for a refresher course
Practicing I will perfect
But I fear what you expect, and will it connect?

I'm a little out of practice, I'm a little on the spot
I'm a little out of practice, so will you be patient or not?
I'm a little out of practice
Track Name: Never Won
Never Won

Both The Kinks and Sparks have had a great career
And never had the Album Of The Year
Cassavetes' films everyone should see
They were ignored by the Academy
In West Side Story's run
The Tony wasn't won
I can relate, I never won your heart

Albert Finney's been nominated for
Many Oscars he could not procure
The Honeymooners show
The Emmys just said, "No"
I can relate, I never won your heart
The Grammys snubbed Al Green
And never honored Queen
I can relate, I never won your heart

Quite a collection of losers, Quite a collection of losers

So it's pretty good company I keep
I guess we all cannot be Meryl Streep
William Trevor had 5 tries
Still no Booker Prize
I can relate, I never won your heart
I can relate, I never won your heart
And though I tried, I never won your heart
Track Name: That's Not How It Works
That's Not How It Works

That's not how it works, following the game plan
Put in all the time, yet you're still the same man
It looked so good on paper, now it's torn and frayed
With all the "can't fail" ideas worthlessly displayed

That's not how it works, bought the methods they'd sell
Followed to a T, but still got the big L
When I was in the running, I wasn't in the race
Once I took that first step, all I did was chase

Observing all the instructions
Just led to my own destruction now
Will I remain so resilient
Without an ounce of fulfillment now
Don't know how

That's not how it works, so many others knew this
All that I have learned, is that i'm still clueless
That's not how it works
Track Name: Easy To Explain
Easy To Explain

It's so easy to explain
Why he fell so hard and suffered the pain
All her favorite Faces songs were the ones that were sung by Ronnie Lane

She claimed she'd rather be in Montreal than Paris, France
Her name was Nancy, but you couldn't call her Nance
She never "hit the gym" and didn't want a membership
She's not a summer fan, she finds December hip

It's so easy to explain
She loved that movie on Arthur Kane

She said she much prefers the verses to the choruses
Her passion was collecting old thesauruses

And she had one more trait that did him in
She bore a strong resemblance to a young Joan Didion

It's so easy to explain
There was no way she would feel the same
It's so easy to explain
It's so easy to explain all the pain
It's so easy to explain
It's so easy to explain all the pain