Give it Away

from by Johanna Chase

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No one owns me and I own nothing
Not even the car I drive through this country
Even the skin I have costs money
Just to keep standing well and good under the sun

When good work is done
There is no exchange
Of those green bastard notes
Gold clinks down the drain
And you know in your heart you’ve got a good name
Not because you proved it, but because you gave it away

I’ve got these neighbors, who play outside my window
It’s amazing to watch children as they grow
I hope I make this place more acceptable
For the wonder burning in their eyes

Cause when pure eyes see
There is no shame
In the unknown beauty
The lack of knowing its name
Oh and you know in your heart you’ve got a good name
Not because you proved it, but because you gave it away

I’ve grown older and so have my theories
Vintage plots to displace the mysteries
Of the lives and loves I long to please
Though we grow into undefined families

But when family is made
There is no shame
No depth too vast
To keep me from treading
Oh and we’ll know in our hearts we’ve got a good name
Not because we proved it, but because we gave it away

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from SOLO​.​B, released October 28, 2016

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Johanna Chase Los Angeles, California

Seattle, WA transplant to Los Angeles, releasing her 11th independent record, SOLO.B october 2016. Her tunes have been called "Urban Folk" and her live performances remain a powerful experience. Check patreon.com/johannachase for monthly covers.

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