Brandon's Song

by David Seume

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Recorded for Brandon Russell who died on 4/8/2017 after finishing a half-marathon in KC. Rest in peace, my friend.

Donations will be directed to the Brandon Russell Memorial Foundation.


I'm so comfortable in my own little world
Not sure what I'm doing here
Feeling so fine and don't know where my mind went
Been Lord knows how long since I gave up on you

It ain't me, it is you
Maybe it's me too

The story's told, the sun grows old, burns red with a heart of gold
And casts a rose upon the ground
A mother scolds dear brothers and sisters in the fold
With the wise counsel of the Lord, she tells us

I'm not gonna change for the run around
Gotta write my own story
Not gonna be another run around child

As for the fame, I could put it down
I'm not out for my own glory
I don't wanna be another run around child

I come in peace pisces I brought the fish with me
Your dog backwards I got a lot of God in me
No rest for the weary
Now weaken thy flesh just to open up the spirit
And then you hear it

Pumping through your system
It takes more than that dirty talk to defeat him
Cause dirt from the very canvas is what has made him
Made me more stronger than my enemies

Wait on it like it was a perfect pitch
Or wait on it til I get the biggest tip
The world's watching extend your hand so you can look
Heart on your sleeve take a second roll it up

Turn it up til the trunk bangs
The license plate shakes
Heard heaven coming miles away
Watch it in front of television screens

But don't worry about B
He's running free

Not gonna change for the run around

I won't lay down and die
Get on my knees and cry
I don't believe it's over

Hang your head out to dry
Can't keep towing the line
It's getting even closer

I won't lay down and die
Get on my knees and cry
I don't believe it's over

There comes a time in the night
You gotta turn on the light
It's getting even closer

To you


released May 11, 2017
written and performed by David Seume
engineered and mixed by Ross Brown at The Reservation, KCMO
additional lyrics by Denzel Williams ***



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David Seume released his album, It Is What It Is, in December 2008. Seume wrote and arranged it and recorded it at home.

Since, Seume journeyed many miles in his ’82 VW van, played a little bit, and joined up with Fullbloods on bass.
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