99 Percent False Identity

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99 Percent False Identity (3:58) by Michael Van
when you see it for what it is how much is left that is true

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99 Percent False Identity Michael VanArsdale 1999

My life is mostly spent recovering from accidents
In spite of all my good intents, sincerity turns to pretense
To find a face in a crowd, a drop of water in a cloud
Only occasionally is the real me allowed to see

Where in the forest was the tree, whatever happen to the best of me
Where is the pearl in all this sea, seems like 99 percent false identity

No one seemed to notice that I’ve been taken over by some alien
Do they really think I act like this all the time
I think it all got started when I began to pretend
that I was so much bigger than my self

In the land that I’m from they teach you haw to be a son
But when it’s all been done no one knows what you’ve become
Is the sky black or light blue, am I false or untrue
Now that I’m coming through, don’t want to be like you

I’m looking for that one good try, before I’m on my back and looking at the sky
Who was I trying so hard to be, looks like 99 percent false identity

Where is the forest was the tree, whatever happen to the best of me
Where is the pearl in all this sea, seems like 99 percent false identity
99 percent false identity

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from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Sara Remington on Backing Vocals and Bruce Kaplan on Lead Guitar.

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Michael Van San Francisco, California

Michael Van comes from Georgia and dishes up the twang with a bit of deep introspection, exploring the lines between love and fear, self and no self, and the plain truth of reality. Alan Bond (of Dark Hollow) brings his famous mandolin leads and strong vocal harmony to the mix, while local legend Larry Lawson (from Blue Lizard) holds the bottom. Together they form the Movers. ... more

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