The Joy, The Pain

from by Joel Eckels



(Lyrics and music by Joel Eckels)
copyright 2009

Ain’t no wonder you got the gift of so much soul
It grew up with you, don’t you know?
Spending all your time trying to make mommy and daddy proud
When they’ve done so much to bring you down

Oh, the joy, the pain
Teaching you everything
It all stuck with you somehow
Oh, the joy, the pain
Bleeding it when you sing
Just look at your daddy now

Watching the time go by
Could be gone with just one blink
You’ve got control
Or that’s what you think
What you don’t know is that you’re ‘bout to lose everything
Can’t keep your mind off of your drink

Oh, the joy, the pain
Somebody’s got to pay
Just might be you today
Didn’t have to be that way
Oh, the joy, the pain
Bleeding it when you sing
Somebody’s got to pay
Got to pay

Ain’t nobody making you do the things that you do
You can make it stop
It’s all up to you
Ain’t no mommy or daddy to blame
You choose to keep on living this way
If you don’t change, your soul will die in vain

Oh, the joy, the pain
Living it everyday
You can’t carry that stuff around
Oh, the joy, the pain
Something has got to change
Ain’t no time better than now

No time,
No time better than now


from The Joy, The Pain EP, released May 15, 2010
Joel Eckels - vocals/guitar
Mark "Babyhead" Corben - upright bass/electric bass
Tamir Barzilay - Drums/Percussion
Shawn "Chinky Binks" Eckels - guitars/keys
Bill Purdy - piano
Dan Rothchild - backing vocals and percussion


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Joel Eckels Los Angeles, California

JOEL ECKELS writes from the depths of his soul. His songs are personal and truthful as he plays from the heart. His sound has a nostalgic quality while remaining unique and all it's own. Eckels draws influence from classic artists such as Bill Withers and Otis Redding, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Led Zeppelin. ... more

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