Pride

by Spero

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"I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you." -Woody Guthrie

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released 11 November 2014

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Spero San Diego, California

Jesse Hofstee- voc/ guitar
Hillary Laughery- voc/ piano
Ryan Malette- drums
Nick Hankins- bass

Spero is four piece bluesy rock and roll band from San Diego, California formed in the summer of 2011. With the release of their first full length “Rational Paths”, and new music on the way, they hope to spread their music as far as they can and continue to grow as a band creating raw, honest music.
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Track Name: Can't Get More
Can’t Get More

They drug me in, put me under the lights
Shot questions at me, I had nowhere to hide
I told them all I knew but their bullets kept flying (bullets kept flying)
I told them all I knew through my crooked smile (my crooked smile)

I said you can’t get more out of me
You can’t take what you cant see

I knew exactly what they wanted to find
They knew if they did well I’d be hanging high
I told them all I knew, they continued to pry (continued to pry)
I told them all I knew through my lying eyes (my lying eyes)

You can’t get more out of me
You can’t take what you can’t see
You can’t get more out of me
You can’t take what you can’t see

I played it cool as they dissected my mind
I left that truth with my soul and a bullet in his side

I said you cant get more out of me
You can’t take what you cant see
You can’t get more out of me
You can’t take what you cant see
Track Name: Friend
Friend

I see you’re down my friend, I’ve been there, I’ve felt that
Just look around my friend, we’re still here, we’re still here
Though you’ve been gone awhile, I’d never put you on trial

I see your mind my friend, it’s mixed up, it’s breaking you
Just give it time my friend, don’t let these thoughts poison you
Well you cut me loose, but I’d never put you on the noose

I wish it wasn’t true
I wish it wasn’t true
I wish this never happened to you
I wish she never happened to you

Well I know you feel you’ve had enough and it seems this rain just won’t let up, well I know
but you’ve got so much more to live for
I see your veins are bleeding blue but brother I’m here for you, well you know
but I see that suns coming up for you
Just for you
Track Name: Pride
Pride

Well I won’t forget on thing
My dad told me, he said “boy work hard it won’t come easily”
So I’m up day and night writing these stories,
no I’m not the quitting kind you’ll hear more from me
Where’s your pride, where’s your pride

I see it everyday, there’s people wallowing
They’re sitting and waiting for a prize and I’m not following
Cause you don’t deserve a dime, if you don’t spend time
It won’t help if you whine why don’t you try and find, some pride if you’ve got any left
Where’s your pride, where’s your pride

What happened to our pride
What happened to our pride
We just eat what we’re fed and we go to bed, that some life
Track Name: Better Man
Better Man

If fate can’t hold any ground with you, then I don’t know what will
Your body moves forward like the snow falling downward on the rolling hills

You can’t be bitter, you can’t throw a fit, you gotta let it go
Cause life will keep going like an avalanche rolling, where it ends you’ll never know

To be a better man
To be a better man

You won’t see it coming if you’re found undiscovered and you’re blinded by love
Unaware that the others are just smothered by comfort, truth has given up

To be a better man
To be a better man
To be a better man
To be a better man

You gotta set yourself free, so you can travel the roads how they’re meant to be
Or so you wake in the morning with a living mind, or for the ones who face the devils kind
Or for the family that shows you warmth, or in honor of the deadly storms
Or just because you know you can, or if nothing else to be a better man

To be a better man
To be a better man
To be a better man
To be a better man
Track Name: Talking Up
Talking Up

I wanna be in the silence where the truth can’t hide
Steady breath careful eyes, falling into broken lines

I wanna seal these walls so that no words can find
Heavy air pitch black night, falling into broken spines

You ain’t got much left
Except the lies in which you’ve desperately kept
So go on and look me in the eyes and do what you do best, lie

Talking up
Looking down
Talking up
Looking down

(Talking up)
Talking up and looking down
(Looking down)
To your neck heart strings surround
(Talking up)
Well your smooth, smooth style can only fool so far
(Looking down)
And in the end I know exactly who you are

You ain’t got much left
Except the lies in which you’ve desperately kept
So go on and look me in the eyes and do what you do best
(Talking up)
You ain’t got much left
(Looking down)
Except the lies in which you’ve desperately kept
(Talking up)
So go on and look me in the eyes
(Looking down)
and do what you do best, lie
Track Name: They Say
They Say

It’s getting hard for me to fit in, it’s getting hard for me to see
You can’t see one another when your eyes don’t leave that screen
You can’t care for a brother when all you know is me

Don’t worry you’re entitled to everything
They say, they say, they say
These days, these days, these days
That’s what they say

It’s getting hard for me to sit back, it getting hard to say nothing
You earn respect with disrespect, a good man knows what he wants
but a great man knows what he needs

Don’t worry we’ll give you everything.
They say, they say, they say
These days, these days, these days
They say, they say, they say
These days

Hand me downs have turned to trash it’s not good enough without a price tag, these days
We’ll give you all that you need just follow these rules and you’ll be free, they say
In those custom tailored suits they’re wearing
From those white walled Cadillacs they’re staring
Well is our money well spent on those eighteen karat gold watches they’re carrying, like a time bomb
We’re a time bomb just ticking, waiting to go off