Do My Best

from by Stefan Weiner

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This song was written with Jon Seale. Jon is wildly creative in his songwriting, mixing, and production. He is also the co-founder of Mason Jar Music.

lyrics

This is the life I’ve been given
So I will do my best
To tie small pleasures with colorful ribbon
And hold high my chest

I’ll find the rhythm
In the broken and rattling pipes
Give me a dead tree
I’ll revive it. I’ll paint it white
I’d be a great success
If the measure were more the dog than its bite

This is the life I’ve been given
So I will do my best
To greet the morning without resistance
Shower and get dressed

Days in my father’s shirt
They make me a better man
He’ll work from dawn to dusk
Come home, wash the pots and pans
Gardens on weekends
Moves the earth with a gentle touch
But a great command

This is the life I’ve been given
So I will do my best
To uphold my family’s conviction
A truly good man never rests

Call me up at
Any hour on any night
Give me your sorrow
And I will do my best to give it flight
My luck is borrowed
So I’m trying to use it well
To do what’s right

credits

from Potluck, released August 12, 2013
Stefan Weiner - vocals, piano, electric guitar
Jason Burger - drums and percussion
Martin Nevin - upright bass
Andy Clausen - trombone
Riley Mulherkar - trumpet
Andrew Mulherkar - tenor sax

Thanks to Ian Davis for his help with the horn arrangement on this song.

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Stefan Weiner New York, New York

Stefan Weiner is an indie folk musician from Northampton, MA, based out of Brooklyn. He combines a classic approach to songwriting with a passion for music that is melodically and harmonically surprising. Inspired by everything from Top40 Pop to folk song, Stefan is on a constant quest for music that tells a story and invites listeners in. He hopes to do just that with Potluck, his latest EP. ... more

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