211 Degrees

03:46
From Ordinary
Tom Hipps

Story

One degree short of the boiling point. That's where, in this difficult, frustrating and often painful world, we sometimes find ourselves. This driving rocker, exhibiting flavors of Jack White, Aerosmith and U2, is a litany of crappy things that happen to us, and the battle we wage in trying to do the best we can, and keep our cool, despite them. 

Lyrics

When I bash my knee on the side of my desk / Want to follow my spirit but I go with the flesh

I pile up credit ‘cause I don’t have the cash / Got a real nice car can’t afford the gas

And I get mad / About to boil over / Turn down that burner can’t take one more degree

Need some peace / Need some peace


God is so good and I act like a brat / Wanna do this but end up doing that

Want to bite my tongue but instead I attack / Got a brush full of blue but I paint it black


And I get mad / About to boil over Turn down that burner can’t take one more degree

Just need some peace / I need some peace


Sun is still shinin’ up above the clouds / You’ll get past what you’re feelin’ now

You’ll have it all when you give it all away


Want to be unique but instead I conform / Time to get up but the bed is so warm

Too much traffic and the drive is too long / Thank God for coffee make it good and strong


So self-conscious do I really belong / Fast food cheap but the order is wrong

Trying to stay fit but I blew it again / The Lord’s coming back but I wanna know when