Sink or Swim

by The Taj Motel Trio

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The last few years have been so tough
I tried my best but it wasn’t enough
Held back by circumstances that I could not see
Never would have guessed that you were lying to me and
Those memories hit different when we start to see them clear
Your truth came out and now we’re here

And I’ve lost faith
In everything I thought was true
My heart still breaks
When I think of you
Time passes on, now that you’re gone
Broken inside but still wanting to fly, it’s true
I’ll sink or swim (I’ll sink or swim)
Without you….

Getting better day by day
Even if I fall, I know I’m on my way
My chin held high, do or die
I’ll speak my truth and live my life
‘Cause you kept me treading water, cast aside and lost at sea
Now sink or swim it’s up to me

Time to initiate my fate
Create a change in state
No lying in wait, No dying from hate
Just trying to swim straight and not show up too late
The Future
It’s open sea for me
All mine but I gotta kick free
From the riptide. Of my own complicity
For setting sail with fools who fail to see the good in me

Memories hit different when we start to see them clear
I never wanted to be here


released May 28, 2021
Ben Sanders – Guitar & Lead Vocals
Mike Banja - Bass Guitar
Andrew Reynolds - Drums
Tracy Michaels – Trombone
Tiggs - Baritone Sax
Sean McFarland - Tenor Sax, Harmony Vocals
Nick Kastner - Trumpet

With Special Guests:
Odie Higgs - Harmony Vocals
Esteban Flores - Organ

Art by @anxiousjester -


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