4. How Much Is Enough?

This song marked the re-start of songs arriving in the inboxes of my patrons. I felt I owed them a bit of an explanation for the gap, so here’s the letter I sent them in the fall of 2016 as I began to pick up steam again.

Welcome to the second half of Easy Magic.

I  knew when this project began that in order to stay sane and motivated, I needed to have a deadline to press record in a room with my friends and a deadline to kick off the regular release of new music, but I purposefully did not set a deadline to have this complete album in your hands. 

Our little Isla Gayle came into the world on April 25th and changed our lives completely, gleefully re-arranging our cardinal directions and challenging us to re-imagine every part of our life.

A sort of a clumsy, very tenuous equilibrium has emerged and I have begun to find the time to finish the songs.

I'm thankful for your patience and proud of my pre-fatherhood foresight to take it as it came. Both have kept this process fun, exciting and fulfilling. 

We are now most likely on track to put out about a song a month again, and there are 5 or 6 more to go.

“How Much is Enough” is the first new song in this second part of the journey. 


HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
(Sidney)

LEAD VOCAL + RHTHYM GUITAR - Erin "Syd" Sidney     
BACKGROUND VOCALS - Zac Clark, Sam Smith
DRUMS - Sam Smith    GUITAR - Dylan Allen   GUITAR - Joe Ballaro  
PIANO + KEYS - Zac Clark    BASS - Sam Bolle

ENGINEERED, MIXED + MASTERED by Jason Mariani
 

another story on a cover
one more way to lose each other
every day
it’s a terminal disease
and I am starting to believe
that we can’t escape 

So I go looking for distraction
No purpose, all reaction
hypnotized
miss the chance to wake up
from this dream I didn't make up 

forget to open my eyes 

how much is enough
I could wish for so much
throw the days away
when to say when
let's begin this again
a fresh start where its ending
enough is enough  
pretending 

another sunset another
made up mess is a memory
misread the warning and the signs
I keep looking but I’m blind
to what is happening 

Just when I think I’m all fixed up
I’ll make another wish up
fantasize
make a fortune, we’ll be better
oh the life we’d have together 

just gotta wait for that time 

how much is enough
I could wish for so much
throw the days away
when to say when
let's begin this again
a fresh start where its ending
enough is enough  
pretending 

the man I might be
the life I would lead
enough pretending