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  1. The Anchor

Our culture is schizophrenic. Unbridled positivity and enthusiasm are admired – it’s that whole culture of success thing. Those who struggle to stay above waterline are either celebrated as creative, tortured souls, or, thought of as losers and mopers. Sometimes I pay attention and see shit that’s hard to accept – and get dragged down. Other days – I'm stupidly optimistic!

Kristin Hoffman - Vocals
Jonathan Perl – Piano, Synths
John Isley – Sax
Matt Whyte - Guitars
Jerry Barnes - Bass
Ralph Rolle – Drums
Jon Shiffman - Percussion
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Jonathan Perl at the Sonic Arts Center, except Bass and Drums produced by Jerry Barnes and
recorded by Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station, Sax recorded by John Isley, & Guitars recorded by Matt Whyte

Lyrics

I was born with an anchor
I was born with a chain
I was born with a feeling
That it’s gonna rain
I was born with a hunger
I can’t satisfy
Gonna pull me under
I never know why

Am I crazy
Like the world is
There’s an anchor
Pulls me down

Going down now - there’s an anchor
Pull me down now - pull me down

I was given a vision
Of a world so fine
But the world couldn’t live up
It was a curse in disguise
I was given to hopeful
I was given a dream
Of a world so glowing
Not a world so mean

Am I crazy
Like the world is
There’s an anchor
Pulls me down

Going down now - there’s an anchor
Pull me down now - pull me down
There’s an anchor - Going down now
There’s an anchor - pull me down

Every night, every day, Reach for light, find the way
That's my heart that's my soul, That’s the way that I roll

I was born with an anchor
I was born with a chain
I was born with a feeling
I was born with the pain
I was born with an anchor
I was born with a chain
This world might be crazy
But I’m not insane

I ain’t crazy
But the world is
There’s an anchor
Pulls me down

Going down now - there’s an anchor
Pull me down now - pull me down
There’s an anchor - Going down now
There’s an anchor - pull me down