Man I'm Supposed to Be (As I Look Back Through My Life)

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I am not the one you want to blame
For things that should have changed but stayed the same
And when your ignorance is gone, and you have the strength to carry on
Then we’ll have to go our separate ways

Things have been all right for me these days
The years have past but things have stayed the same
I’m still waiting at your door, I may never know what for
But something tells me I should sit and wait

So I’ll sit my self down gently and rest my back into a chair
And think about the man that I would like to be
It’s as someone who was with me played the part but was never there
As I close my eyes into the slowly setting sun
And that’s just not the man I’m to become

So I sit myself down gently and rest my back into a chair
And think about the man that I have now become
All the years I’ve put be hind me and the small mileage I’ve got left
Flash before my eyes as I drift off to sleep
And dream about the man I’ll never be

As I look back through my life
I question what have I done right
I’m looking at the past through a looking glass
As I look back through my life

As I look back through my life
All the pictures come to life
Illuminated on the screen again
As I look back through my life

All the pain that’s come to pass
All the pain that’s here and lasts
Am I stronger now because of it?
Let me look back through my life

All the joy reigned down on me
Two young boys, a family
I wish them better days than I have seen
As I look back through my life

As I look back through my life
I question what have I done right
I am not the man I was, or planned
And that’s quite all right with me

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from The Man I'm Supposed to Be, released April 28, 2014

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Portland Senator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"With a hint of Avett Brothers’ vocals and instrumentation with touches of Pearl Jam and The Decemberists, Portland Senator has created an honest and unique take on the indie folk-rock genre. The Philly locals have a hypnotizing air about them worthy of repeated listenings."
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