Oh Fortunate One

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Oh Fortunate One

Good fortune’s a fairytale fable, a Tinkerbell dream
For I who once sat at your table but now drowns in the streets
Why won't you lift me up?
Lift me up
Lift me up, I’ve been undone
Lift me up, oh fortunate one

He unrolls his bed outside on the pavement
And remembers the room he once had long ago
The smell of the cotton, the feel of the blanket
But that star’s in the distance and this hell’s now his home

And so we stumble our way through the darkness
We are torn by the winds and the seas
And our gardens will grow whatever seeds we sow
And we are left wandering

The doors were closed and disabled the day I opened my eyes
And I’ve heard your talk of freedom but I’ve seen only lies
Why won't you lift me up
Lift me up
Lift me up, I’ve been undone
Lift me up, oh fortunate one

My house is a home to anger and sorrow
My heart has grown hungry, seldom knows a repast
So I've built up a wall with the bricks that I borrowed
From the City of Angels where the devil's held fast

And so we stumble our way through the darkness
We are torn by the winds and the seas
And our gardens will grow whatever seeds we sow
And we are left wandering

"Gabe, you are still in my thoughts. I just wish I knew how to help you. I miss having you as a companion, an instigator, and the world’s finest mobile bartender." - Joshua Fialkoff

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from Two Suitcases, released November 16, 2019
Music and lyrics by Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff – vocals, piano, keyboards, claps

Orchestration by Ross Bellenoit
Russell Kotcher – violin
Liz Carlson – violin
Andriana Markano – viola
Andrea Weber – cello

Ryan Calloway - album cover
Devon Rowland - photography

Produced by Ross Bellenoit
Mixed by Doug Raus
Recorded and mastered by Sean Svadlenak
Additional recording by Jeff Hiatt and Doug Raus
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia

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Joshua Fialkoff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Josh Fialkoff has been blending his smoky voice and soulful instrumentals for audiences since 2006. His music features a refreshing take on both traditional blues and jazz music as well as modern songs, and his arrangements blend these influences in a way that is neither stale nor abstract. ... more

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