Shit's Comin' Up

Chip Withrow's picture

Shit's Comin' Up

NOT SAFE FOR WORK

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Liner Notes: 

NSFW because of the word "shit," of course, but around our house that's how we refer to all the stuff in life that you have to acknowledge and move on past.
I do a fair amount of contemplation and soul-searching, thinking about how maybe I wasn't such a nice person in the past and how I can do better. And the other day, I felt an unwelcome blast from the past - a person I was mean to as a teenager and how I wished I could apologize. And I found myself thinking (and I may have even said it out loud), "Man, shit's coming up today."
So when I got home, what else could I do but write this song to soothe my soul?

Lyrics: 

Been searching my soul, that’s part of my plan
To become an enlightened man
Digging up stuff from long ago
Ugly truths I need to know

Shit’s coming up, time to deal with it
Shit’s coming up, time to get real with it
My past lives, my past loves
Been down too long, shit’s coming up

Been breathing deep and meditating
Sitting still and contemplating
Been reading a lot, making me think
Can I keep going on without seeing a shrink?

Shit’s coming up, time to deal with it
Shit’s coming up, time to get real with it
Thought I’d forget it, if I buried it deep enough
Been down too long, shit’s coming up

I been picked on and I done the pickin’
Coulda been brave but I was a chicken
I been embarrassed and I been cruel
Now I’m becoming a holy fool

Shit’s coming up, time to deal with it
Shit’s coming up, time to get real with it
I found a toilet instead of a gold cup
Been down too long, shit’s coming up

But in the end it’ll work out fine
Shit’s coming up, I’ll deal with what’s mine



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Comments

igg's picture

Well I'm glad shit's coming up (without the plumbing problems)...My question is any... shit goin' down at the same time....A good tune my friend!

mike skliar's picture

what a great idea for a song! nicely done, great melody and dylanesque treatment... great ending too!

I feel like you could probably do another, and very specific, story-song just based on that event you mentioned in the liner notes about 'someone you were mean to'..

sam sorrow's picture

it finds a way. I like your strumming and these are nice self aware lyrics and I love your vocal.

wobbie wobbit's picture

i like the rhythm on guitar ( ? )
nice kinda therapy song. yeah on the dylan comment. i like the payoff, nice one Smile

Great personal inventory and/or meditation introspection song. Inspires me:)