The Best That I Can

from by AJ Peacox

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A song written after spending most of the day in bed, trying not to exist.


I thought all about you this morning
I put on my favorite jacket and cologne
I combed my hair and trimmed my beard
so I could look my best for you

I showed up on time for all of my classes
I said hello to every stranger that I passed
I didn't smoke at all today
so you wouldn't pick up on my troubled past

I thought of you
and what you do
blue-green eyes
like traffic lights

I smiled driving in LA traffic
I turned the other cheek to a jerk
I practiced what I'd say to you
mumbling like a creep in the coffee line

I tried to focus on my objective
second thoughts and fears all racing now
but I'm humming all the songs you showed me
trying to keep my cool from running out

When I saw you
across the room
just standing there
ribbons in your hair

You were nodding to the music
acting cool like you always do
picking up on my advances
turned around and saw me, too
I was brave and overwhelming
laughing at your every word
I decided just to tell you
even though I knew
even though I knew

I tried to ask you out this evening
it didn't go exactly as I planned
but tomorrow is a new day
I'm gonna try the best that I can


from Follow The Sun EP, released May 4, 2013
AJ Peacox - guitar, vocals
Rob Nagelhout - upright bass
Will Baldocchi - percussion
Nick Bollinger - cello



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AJ Peacox San Diego, California

"AJ's music is like cotton candy. It's pink because it's happy and blue because it's sad, but overall it's sweet." - Dani Ashjian, friend and fellow Pop Music Major

"It tickles." - David Burris, friend and recording engineer

"Really reminiscent of those old records on Vagrant." - Don C. Tyler
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