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I don't know what I'm looking for but I'm digging a hole
And if beautiful words find me worthy, I will sing them out at your door
But if wisdom in all of her glory finds me and calls me wise
Then I will go to the mountain tops and I will sing to the sky.

I was a gardener and I was too full of fear to seed
I was praying for the floods to rush in when I was too proud to weep
And I was all alone just waiting on myself
Watching my dreams go running with somebody else

I thought I could be a man, the kind who'd always take his stand but I am always hiding in the night
And I thought I could be a saint, I drowned myself in gallons of paint and whispered in the shadows of my life

I was an arrogant man and I am still
Honestly I would do anything just to get my fill
And if the trumpet sounded and the heavens opened wide
Would I embrace my petty things and shrink back into the night?

I'm afraid, I'm so afraid, I'm too afraid of who I am
I can't seem to piece together my head, my heart, and my hands
And if faith is a confidence in uncertainty
I guess that's all I really have is faith that faith might save me

I felt I had died like the anchors before me
And I swear that I had broke down before
But I had only read one page of that story
And I had only opened a crack in that door
When I was a gardener


from These Broken Members, released May 14, 2016



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Doug Mains & the City Folk Lansing

One pensive troubadour backed by classical strings, modern accordion, and dynamic percussion is what you can expect from Doug Mains & the City Folk. Rooted in Michigan, this group bears a rich and smooth sound refreshing to the progressive world of indie folk. Thought provoking lyrics run deep in Mains’ songs accompanied by lonely guitar pickings that swell to thunderous string harmonies. ... more

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