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On the positive side I was feeling pretty low this morning
I awoke to the sound of the letter sliding under the door
And I craned my neck and I heard the footsteps moaning
And I dropped that warning atop my collection stored
Then at 3:51 I saw the noon day sun

Don’t wait for me
Don’t wait for me
I’ll be a long time coming

With complete abandonment and my Siamese twin
I approached my predicament with some chagrin
Then the tightrope walker ran with her feelings within
Requesting a dance but alas, she felt no connection
So at 4:51 my knotted stomach came undone

Don’t wait for me
Don’t wait for me
I’ll be a long time coming

He came to me in a dream clutching his 6123
He offered it up to me
And I agreed whole heartedly
I said please with a double ‘e’

Then I awoke in the same clothes I was wearing on Wednesday
Saturday morning cartoons drop like an anvil in my head
And though my reception is still somewhat fuzzy
I swear I saw my life flash before me on my TV set
Because at 5:51 my epilogue ran long

Don’t wait for me
Don’t wait for me
I’ll be a long time coming

Don’t wait for me
Don’t wait for me
I’ll be a long time
A real long long time
A long time coming

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from Yesterday's Misadventures, released October 21, 2016

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the james clark institute Toronto, Ontario

With a wink and a nod to the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto (now CAMH), The James Clark Institute is the musical guise for singer and songwriter James Clark. Confronting the ghosts of his past, James spins his personal demons into witty, well-crafted pop-folk/rock tunes.

His writing is inspired by the works of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and Michael Nesmith to name a few.
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