Pushing the Stone

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Oh dear Lord… help me not to be myself
Life is a hard struggle… Oh don’t you fool yourself
You can choose to be passive… Or
Get up, get into it and get involved
Some things are not your choice
Those things can silence your voice
Fear of poverty
A fear that won’t let you be
But I see those poorer than me
And they don’t realize that they are free
Freed from this material world
Free as a young boy or a girl
How I wish that I could be
An uncaged bird flying free
And then... And then… In the end… You bend…
…You Keep Pushing The Stone

It’s a story that’s been told… It’s a lesson that’s very old
Your father’s father’s father lived it too
In a time long ago… In a
Place only your soul knows
That dirt and gravel road
One you walk for redemption told
Hoping to find a life that’s kind
Praying to God not to lose your mind
Crippled by thoughts of another day
Another day being this way
As the millstone turns
As the desire with in you yearns
As the wind pushes the sail
You envision you cannot fail
And then... And then… In the end… You bend…
…You Keep Pushing The Stone

You’ve had enough, you can’t go on…
Look in the mirror, you see you’re gone
You say enough of this life… you decide to move on
Knowing the situation’s wrong
There's got to be a better way to get along
Time to look deeper into yourself
Time to go beyond what is felt
You circle the wagons, you gather your forces
Life’s journey has a million courses
Feel the strength build inside of you
You know there's nothing you can not do
You plot, you plan, you strategize
You build, you craft, you organize
And then when the moment is right
It doesn’t matter if it’s day or night
And then... And then… It’s the end… You tend to…
…You Keep Pushing The Stone


from Bare Bones, released August 12, 2016
Performed by:
Michael "the Bull" LoBue: vocals, harmonica, percussion
Marlon Hurt: guitar

Written by:
Michael "the Bull" LoBue (lyrics, melody)
Marlon Hurt (music)



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The Hurt Project New York, New York

The Hurt Project writes original blues while staying true to the traditions that make the blues great. THP has released a collection of original blues singles, "The Shady Bear Sessions," an EP of originals, "After the Storms," and a full album of acoustic blues, "Bare Bones." The band has opened for Jane Lee Hooker in NYC, and been called "a great band" by Beth Hart. THP gigs regularly around NYC. ... more

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