Feast or Famine

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We stayed up till we could see our breath and watched the fireflies.
As we made our way back to the shack, I held you close by my side.
While we slept and shivered through the night, a fire began to glow.
When the flames drew close, they rang the bell and told us it was time to go.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the ocean, and too long since I’ve been warm.
As they rush out onto the road, I can’t help but feel torn.
Watching the last of our possessions wither in the fire, I hold out my hands,
And for a moment, I bask in the heat of destruction and forget about making new plans.

With you by my side and my instinct as my guide, there’s nothing more that I’ll need.
Still it’d be easier if all of our dreams weren’t crushed by some rich men’s greed.
We stayed up until the sun came up and watched the fire die out.
Made our way to the coast, better times are ahead, feast or famine, flood or drought.


from Travelers & Thieves, released March 1, 2012
Chris Scharling - acoustic guitar, vocals




Scharling Albany, New York

Sinking ships, outlaws, mall cops, and wildfires: a brief sampling of the subjects one will find rubbing elbows with the pounding drums, frenetic guitars, and haunting harmonies in Scharling's eclectic catalog of songs. Featured in Guitar Hero and FunnyOrDie.com, Scharling's blend of rock, funk, alt-folk, and punk has helped them gain recognition and accolade in an unstable music industry. ... more

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