Psychology​.​.​. (Live At Raphsodic Coop)

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This song was originally written and recorded in Orlando, spring 2009, as I looked forward to my move to NYC. The original track was featured as the finale for my debut EP, "Life Is A Bike Wreck (Better Wear Your Helmet)". This live recording is from another performance on the road (this time with the Eagles and Snowbirds winter 2010 tour), appropriately back in Orlando at Raphsodic Coop Bakery.


I don't remember a single thing,
I don't remember pain.
I can hardly remember where I was going,
all I've left is blood stains
on my backpack to remind me
what happened on that fateful day,
the day that cosmic tragedy
washed all my hope away.

Life was hard before,
I was focused only on survival
from devastation begun months prior,
my emotional condition viral.
I rode my bike from place to place
in hope of some kind of relief,
escape from everything in my life
that caused me so much grief.

But I couldn't escape the clutch of fate,
which clearly had other plans:
my grief to show an exponential rate
of growth over months' time span.
Without a home or job,
any life purpose or vision,
I succumbed to fate's cruel plan,
I hated God and Her decision.

Over time things got much better
and began to fall back in line.
I made plans to move to the next city
that God put on my mind
and in my heart which beats now
for this insomniatic place,
plans I'd hoped to share with her,
our destinies interlaced.

But I'm no fool, for I have learned
from my own past experience.
My hopes and dreams like a match have burned
away when not in agreement
with God and Her intentions
in any certain season or hour.
So I don't say "this or that will happen"
but "I'll do everything in my power."

Now my joy is mostly general,
like the gray of a cloudy sky.
I can see and it's not raining
but there is never any sunlight.
Perhaps this will change when I get to New York,
perhaps it never will.
Perhaps I'll one day see her there,
every hope and dream fulfilled.


from GioSafari Does NYC, released September 5, 2014



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GioSafari New York, New York

GioSafari was the pseudonym for singer-songwriter and peace activator Gio Andollo. He lives in NYC, where he has committed to music - songwriting, recording, busking, performing, promoting - and activism. He speaks truth to power in the heart of Empire, recalling the subversive musical traditions of American folk & punk, singing for peace & justice, and advocating the use of bicycle helmets. ... more

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