Frog or a Fish

from by Rob Coonrod

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Don't look to me for answers
You've got to listen for yourself
You've got to know that there is something else

Frenzy in the classroom
Silence spells respect
there must be diversity in the grades you collect

Why must I fail, when I just set sail?
I will tell a true tale to myself when I was young
We will start to see when we slip on the ice and we bleed our story
But you know that when we're dry
We'll be light enough to fly

What kind of animal are you?
Are you a frog or a fish?
Do you reside in a cage or in a crystal petri dish?

I can almost see you
You're pulling your own tail
You've got to use it to steer while you sail.

Why must I try if all I'm going to do is die?
I'm writing songs to sing to myself when I was young
We will be on the verge of so-called insanity
And we will finally see
All the things we were meant to see

So floating on open water
I get sunburned on my back
I've got my sunglasses but I had no clothes to pack

How can I keep my cool?
I'm burning up all the time
I've got to dive in to the ocean to get some peace of mind.
Peace of mind...

There is no failure but the failure to try
And we will meet again when we are free to fly
But until then, slipping on the ice again
Be your own friend and help yourself up again
You can see your reflection when you look through the end.


from Unidentified Funk Objective, released May 16, 2013



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Rob Coonrod Los Angeles, California

Rob “Fire” Coonrod is a guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Interlochen, MI. He studied Classical and Jazz guitar at Interlochen Arts Academy and then at CalArts and has taken influences from his many travels abroad to Europe and South America. Rob is currently living in Los Angeles playing acoustic rock shows and rocking out with his band, Three Trees. ... more

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