Wishful Thinking - Single

by Arend Lee Jessurun

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released April 2, 2019

Arend Jessurun on vocals & guitar.
Paul Smith on lead guitar.
Produced & mixed by Arend Jessurun.
Mastered by Jesse Tebay.
Artwork by Isaac Lee.
Words and Music © 2019 Arend Lee Jessurun (BMI).


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Arend Lee Jessurun Long Beach, California

My name is Arend Lee Jessurun (ˈerənd lē ˈjesərən). I believe in sad songs. For too long, imposter syndrome, trauma-related depression, and religious scrupulosity hindered my growth as a singer-songwriter. Now, after years of therapy, the growing discontent of not making my own music, and a brief stint as a barista, I have these songs to show for it. ... more

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Track Name: Wishful Thinking
Wishful thinking,
hope unblinking,
wary wondering what’s in store
saved me, wrought me,
hard-way taught me
sometimes hope just leaves a sore.
Look upon a man
sat with folded hands.
Who knows what he’s waiting for?
I’m rethinking
that darn finking
and hoodwinking
wishful thinking.

I get tired,
days when living is a chore.
I might turn in,
trade my earnings;
I can’t hold out anymore.
When you’re at your end
here’s to you, my friend,
when you long for something more.
Glasses clinking,
people drinking:
bless that blinking
wishful thinking.

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