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Idiot Kid

by The Golden Seals

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The first single from the final Golden Seals LP entitled Something Isn't Happening, due out October 12, 2019.


If you wanna see something
take a look at a list of mistakes that I've made
Like I never learned nothing
Like the time that I've had's all been pissed away

And I can see in the sunset
that the road from here on is more down than up
and I'm not given to hoping
but I hope that I've given you half enough

I've thought about leaving, but how would I go?
What's left to believe in?
I don't know

I'm an idiot, kid
I'm just an idiot kid I guess
I'm an idiot, kid
I'm just an idiot kid at best

To be totally honest
I don't think I can teach you a goddamned thing
but I'm here if you need me
and I'll try not to be too embarrassing

And if you can't revere me
at least let's don't fight
so long as you're near me, that's alright

I'm an idiot, kid
I'm just an idiot kid I guess
I'm an idiot, kid
I'm just an idiot kid at best


released July 9, 2019
Words & Music by David James Merritt
Recorded by DJM, Philip Shaw Bova and J. Andy Magoffin
Mixed and mastered by J. Andy Magoffin

DJM (acoustic & electric guitars, bass, vocals)
Philip Shaw Bova (drums)
Steve Wood (pedal steel)
Brian McFarlane (additional vocals)


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The Golden Seals Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Since 1999, Dave Merritt has performed under the moniker The Golden Seals, and has released four critically-acclaimed albums: 2000’s Storybook Endings, 2003’s No-Hitter, 2011’s Increase the Sweetness, & 2014’s Stay Golden. Merritt records with drummer/mastering engineer Philip Shaw Bova. Past members of The Seals include Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & singer/songwriter Jim Bryson. ... more

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