The Rhythm I've Come to Know

from Long Future by Phil Motion

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THE RHYTHM I’VE COME TO KNOW

Every day’s a fight for daylight
As much of it as I can take in
Put in the time and overcome
I climb mountains every day

But the little things are the hardest things
and they find their way into my life
As the night fall and I find myself
out in the old one step forward, two steps behind

One step forward through the day
Two steps behind through the night
One step forward, two steps behind
is the rhythm I’ve come to know

I get my best done with the early rise of the sun
Don’t make no difference
What time my head hit the pillow
I’d rather slip a few and go slow
Then rush throughout the day as a spectator in my own life
I know myself too well and I know this game

One step forward through the day
Two steps behind through the night
One step forward, two steps behind
is the rhythm I’ve come to know

Oh the rhythm I’ve come to know
it chose me I can’t change it
Oh the rhythm I’ve come to know
it controls me but I will tame it

Indecision, the killer of momentum
If you don’t keep moving, you won’t keep moving
You wait with your back up against the wall
with no way in, out, up or down
What you will mourn tomorrow, you should be mourning today
There comes a time when you decide if it’s jump or fall, come or go

One step forward through the day
Two steps behind through the night
One step forward, two steps behind
is the rhythm I’ve come to know

Oh the rhythm I’ve come to know
it chose me I can’t change it
Oh the rhythm I’ve come to know
it controls me but I will tame it

credits

from Long Future, released January 19, 2021
Produced and recorded by Phil Motion. Additional mixing by Jay Jaknunas.

Phil Motion: lead vocals, drums, percussion, 808, synths
Ray Murray: tenor sax
Ed Lister: trumpet
Chris Vincent: trombone
Greg Stone: guitar
Marc Decho: bass

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Phil Motion Ottawa, Ontario

I am a producer wrkn with latin, afro, and electro influences, mainly via vocals, drum machines, guitars, synths, and and percussion.

I have a studio in downtown Ottawa, Canada where I work with a hybrid of studio equipment old and new: analog consoles, vintage keyboards, reel-to-reels but also modern day rec equip, synths, etc.

Open to all kinds of collabs.
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