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The Good Fight

by Anna Tivel

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Written by Anna Tivel
Produced by Shane Leonard
Engineered by Brian Joseph
Mixed by Shane Leonard
Mastered by Huntley Miller
Artwork by Chris Frisina
Design by Vincent Bancheri

Anna Tivel - guitar, vocals
Ben Lester - piano
Courtney Hartman - electric guitar
Jeremy Boettcher - bass
Shane Leonard - drums, percussion
Alec Spiegelman - woodwinds


If tomorrow never comes, if none of it was real
Just the dreams of angels, and the devil's deals
If nobody begins to sing another prayer
A wild dog howling something only hearts can hear
If the clouds are coming over, and the storm is rolling in
I still meant what I told you, I'd do it all again

If tomorrow never comes, if this was just a test
A marble in the ether, a temporary fix
If nothing ever happens, if nobody awakes
To kiss another lover, to love so hard it hurts
If the curtain's really closing, and the crowd begins to stand
I still meant what I told you, I'd do it all again

If we don't ever make it, if we never become
Something to remember, a legendary love
If everything is stardust, and we burn and disappear
No one leaning toward us, struggling to hear
And if none of it is lasting, and if nobody believes
In real understanding, forgiveness and release
And if we don't ever find it, a truth so briefly held
What's the use of kindness, in such an ugly world?
What's the use of laughing, at such an awful hour?
What's the use of asking god for something more?
Maybe in this moment, everything is kept
Gilded light and darkness, loving and regret
The battle and the brake lights, the flashing of a hand
Reaching with a jackknife, or comforting a friend
Then I guess that it's alright if I don't know how it ends
The battle is a good fight and I'd do it all again


released May 17, 2023
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Anna Tivel Portland, Oregon

Anna Tivel's 6th studio album, "Living Thing" will be released May 31 on Fluff and Gravy Records

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