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Good Trouble

by The Old Part of Town

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True story: Sam woke the morning after John Lewis died and this song was somehow in his head. The third verse was added a few days after RBG died.
Video of the recording of this track is at youtu.be/vOXmqjRMlQM

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Sometimes I sit and wonder 'neath the sycamore tree
How some people can conclude this is the way it has to be
Is it nature? Is it nurture? Does it matter at all?
If you gotta fix a problem then the chips have to fall
Good Trouble / Good Trouble

Can't hang with you pretending that everything is grand
Can't plug my ears with cotton, stick my head in the sand
Holding to a higher standard is a hazardous road
Don't mind getting into trouble to help carry the load
Good Trouble / Good Trouble

When Ruth was young she knew there was a flaw
The way women were seen in the eyes of the law
Tilling a garden in the courtyard to balance the power
Might be a thorn in the side but it produces a flower
Good Trouble / Good Trouble

John Lewis walked the bridge with 600 more
And we still need to fix what they were marching for
He said, "Keep it optimistic, don't run away from
And never be afraid to get into some...
...Good Trouble" / Good Trouble

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released October 26, 2020

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The Old Part of Town Baltimore, Maryland

Matt Douglass & Sam Nitzberg collaborated on an EP in 2012, "Grayest Hits." Looking for a vehicle for their catalog of originals, they formed the band and recorded their first CD early in 2015. The current lineup features Steve Raskin (drums), Dave Freiman (bass), & Brian Whaley (violin). Former members Marc Wexler, Kurt Hammond, Davis Shingleton, and Pat Sheridan also appear on these recordings.. ... more

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