Midstream

Bogged Down
When life trips you up

Sometimes life …

Trips you up.

One of my better live performances

The only known antidote: Get up and brush it off. And I don’t speak from experience. I’m only saying it as a last resort. These past few months I’ve been going through a song-writing lull. The good news: I’ve seriously gone through my archive and put my songs to memory. I am now capable of playing any number of song sets. The problem is: I’ve left a lot of half-baked songs languish on the window sill. I’m not saying I’m not going to eventually get back up on the horse and gallop full speed ahead. But there are times I wish I was a full time nature-folk balladeer instead of doing the balancing act of being a hydrologist, every night campfire host, performing late night campfire concerts, maintaining a podcast and also trying to put the finishing touches on a fourth installment of a major literary work. Bogged down? Only to the uninitiated. There’s an old saying: If you want something done, ask a busy person. The corollary is: being bogged down is just a momentary state of finally breaking through to the promised land.

Neither bank

Forget about getting to the other side …

It’s being midstream that counts.

It’s called learning to go with the flow!

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Not getting there

Midstream

Words and music by Bobby Angel

Midstream midstream that’s where I’ll always be. Midstream midstream that’s where I’ll always be.

Don’t want to go to the other bank I’ve been there before so no thanks and I don’t want to return to the other shore there ain’t nothing for me there anymore. Midstream midstream there’ ain’t nothing for me there anymore. Midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream midstream.

Don’t care if I get washed away sounds better than having to stay and maybe it’s not to late to turn back the clock and regain my fate Midstream midstream there’ ain’t nothing for me there anymore. Midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream midstream.

Getting there isn’t what counts and it’s never the end when the ship goes down or maybe it is you never know it’s called learning to go with the flow. Midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream it’s where I want to be. Midstream midstream midstream midstream.

Midstream midstream that’s where I’ll always be. Midstream midstream that’s where I’ll always be.

Midstream

Many artists spend weeks in a studio …

Trying to refine a song to the nth degree.

Bobby Angel’s philosophy, on the other hand, is to get a first draft out.

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