Looking Up (Rather Than Down)

by Gregory Ego

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LOOKING UP (RATHER THAN DOWN)

On the ground, I see depression
On the ground, I see despair
But I don’t get the same feeling
When I look up in the air
At a sky so blue or a sky so grey
It doesn’t really matter, I feel better off that way

Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Eyeballing that direction

I’m not looking over my shoulder to revisit the past
I’m taking stock of all the things that are going to last
A few thousand years longer than me
It’s a sunny day again, you can see

Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Eyeballing that direction

Down, down,
like a subsonic bass frequency sound
Down, down,
like suicidal friends interred in the ground,
Down

I’m not looking down at my feet
And trying to figure out how to repeat
Steps already taken, set into my skull
I’m following the arc of the moon that’s full

Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Looking Up (Rather Than Down)
Eyeballing that direction

Down, down,
like a subsonic bass frequency sound
Down, down,
like suicidal friends interred in the ground,
Down

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released January 9, 2016
Gregory Ego: Guitar, Vocals
Allan Bumgartner: Bass
Tomás Salas: Drums
Kirk Gill: Whistling

Directed by: Gregory Ego
Starring: Gregory Ego
Filmed at Columbia Cemetery (Boulder, CO), Denver Botanic Gardens, and Cheesman Park (Denver, CO).

Video released in conjunction with Gregory Ego's appearance on 12/3/15 on Radio 1190's Hypnotic Turtle program:

www.hypnoticturtle.com

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Gregory Ego Denver, Colorado

Gregory Ego: a 21st Century singer-songwriter and theatrical shaman of angst. A purveyor of satire and psychedelia. Part social critic, part mystic. Fulfilling the old "intelligence is sexy" adage.

Gregory Daurer: author of the novel A Western Capitol Hill and a freelance scribe. His work has appeared in Juxtapoz, 5280, Headpress, The Huffington Post, Salon, Draft, Culture, and High Times.
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