The Meaning of Life

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Released by The Offspring on 1997's Ixnay on the Hombre, The Meaning of Life was my introduction to punk rock. Eight-year-old me was thrilled. Fifteen-year-old me would later criticize my classification of The Offspring as punk rock. But then twenty-four-year-old me rediscovered the song and recognized how tightly I still aligned with the beliefs expressed in it. As such, it felt necessary to pay the song respect in my own way by recording it as a somewhat Western-style acoustic song.

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The Meaning Of Life
By The Offspring

On the way
Trying to get where I'd like to say
I'm always feeling steered away
By someone trying to tell me
What to say and do
I don't want it
I gotta go find my own way
I gotta go make my own mistakes
Sorry man for feeling
Feeling the way I do

On yeah, Oh yeah
Open wide and they'll shove in
Their meaning of life
Oh yeah, Oh yeah
But not for me I'll do it on my own
Oh yeah, Oh yeah
Open wide and swallow their meaning of life
I can't make it work your way
Thanks but no thanks

By the way
I know your path has been tried and so
It may seem like the way to go
Me, I'd rather be found
Trying something new
And the bottom line
In all of this seems to say
There's no right and wrong way
Sorry if I don't feel like
Living the way you do

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from Clarity, released June 29, 2015

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Clidesfeld Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clidesfeld is a musical project founded in 2004 by multi-instrumentalist Brandon Sullivan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project grew to host several collaborators spanning genres from downtempo electronic to melodic riff rock. Rooted deeply in a DIY mentality and an insatiable taste for thoughtful expression and experimentation, the project is inherently inconsistent in tone and frequency. ... more

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