Self Talk

from by Jonathan Burks



get up or stay down
you do or you don’t aint no middle ground
keep on or quit
that’s the only choice there is
cash out or double down
you can win the day till tomorrow comes ‘round

get up, move something
hard work is itself a means to an end
what other’s do, what other’s don’t
aint your business, make your own
tend the fire, where it burns
sometimes the gain is just how it’s earned

I’m grateful for what I got
it’s all I need, aint that a lot
I got plans, I got goals
getting there, I suppose
failing small, often, and quick
if you loose the day, night is your to win


from Self Talk, track released August 13, 2020
Nathan Kilen - Drums
Didier Leplae - Guitar
Jonathan Burks - Vocals and Piano

Produced and recorded by Jonathan Burks, Didier Leplae, and Nathan Kilen.

Mixed by Jonathan Burks

all songs by Jonathan E. Burks




Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

here's some pro tips:

1) Keep a scream journal. Scream into a camera or microphone at least once a day. Any word or sound will work. "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK" seems to work for me.

2) Dance for 5 minutes daily. Dance on the way to the bathroom or kitchen. Dance as ugly as you can.

3) Make funny faces. Sit in front of a mirror and get strange.
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