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Two Soakings

from Mainstay by Speed Of Life

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A metaphor; the child being a sponge that receives 2 soakings, one from each parent. The lyric was in response to a relationship I was in with a young girl who had a hard time taking in love. I saw the difficulty as stemming from her family dynamic and I was trying to break through her defenses.


Two Soakings
(Zay, Tactical)

They tell you they love you
Then they hurt you
This is what you believe

So when I come along
and give love to you
You wonder what your going through
I'm waiting for nothing
but a promise that you will be
a moment's worth of trying
I'm flat on my face before I'm free

I look at myself, I look at my needs
Together we've made a game to play
of what is right and what is free

Two soakings from the best of us
Two soakings and one of them will be
Two soakings of everything
Two soakings of blood and need

Two soakings
one for the kids
gotta keep it connected
when you know what you did


from Mainstay, released November 22, 2004


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Speed Of Life New York

Brooklyn Based Speed Of Life Incorporated Progressive - Alternative Rock with Live Drum & Bass. The Band members were John Zay Maschio on Guitar, Vocals & Keys, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman on Bass & Tobias Ralph on Drums. Active from 2001 - 2008.

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