This song was written in 1995 sitting by Beebe Lake in Ithaca, NY, during a lunch break. I was working at the time doing database and software development at Cornell Information Technologies. I was struggling with working 9-to-5 but feeling a burning desire to play music all day. That struggle has really been there since I started working a "real job" after graduating from Cornell in 1988, and continued in varying degrees since then. But having the technology these days to easily record my musical ideas, and getting out and playing at open mics in the last few years since moving to Vermont, has really helped.
The original recording of this song was featured on my 1995 album flipping bits. This is a re-recording done in 2007 with much-improved recording tools, on the album refresher. There are a dozen or so background vocal overdubs and it gets to sounding like I'm having a party with myself. And that right there is why I've always called my solo work The Andy Band.
I haven't attempted to play this live, yet. Too many vocal parts, too many guitar parts. But I dream about it sometimes.
All sounds by Andy Wyatt except drums by Jon Morse.
Thanks for listening!
go far I want to go far and see and do everything I really want to change my self I really want to change my work I really want to change my town I really want to change my world there's just so much things to do now there's just so much things need done but I'm just sitting on the side of the lake now too many battles still need won but as I go through every day now as I go through everything I want to do good for my kids now got to trust this golden ring oh baby, I love you oh baby, I wanna eat with you oh baby, I want you oh baby, I wanna live with you feel it in a meditation see it in a dream there's a way to make a difference without getting too extreme people fishing people farming there's just so much things need done so let's go out and do our groove things our lives have just begun oh baby, life eats life oh baby, life feeds life oh baby, life kills life oh baby, life makes life November 10-13, 1992 ©1992 Andy Wyatt