The Fly

from by Isaac Balson

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This song originally was meant as an allegory for my own addiction to my phone and computer (reddit mostly, tbh) but the more people I showed it to, the more it became obvious it's about something more than that.

The wonderful Nairi Miguel, once again, has gone above and beyond in taking a concept and really putting it down in the artwork.

Thank you for listening, hope you enjoy.

and for those who feel like you have an extra dollar to support a small-time musician, I am forever grateful.


P.S before I get any more questions, the fly at the beginning is a kazoo.


There's this fly who woke up and won't give up
and spends his time around me
and this morning it made plain that I only have myself to blame
for why it won't leave me be

and with every toss and turn I'd feel a burn
as fly makes contact with skin
a swipe from my shoulder to shin, arm, rolled over
as fly makes contact with skin

and fly makes contact again

so I get out of bed, get changed and step into the world again
a tiny zigzag shadow over me
there's a buzzing from my pocket and a buzzing by my ear
a buzz begets more buzzing over scene

now I can't sit at tables or even look you in the eye
I can't hear above the noise and the buzzing of the fly
because I don't know what you're thinking or the trouble that you're in
when fly makes contact with skin

and fly makes contact again

yes winter will come to swallow all the bugs
wet sloughs of sleet and snow bury tracks around me
and winter will come to make way for another one
and I'll forget to ask myself where have you been?

until fly makes contact again


from Mild Card, released March 23, 2017



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Isaac Balson Kelowna, British Columbia

A musician and songwriter from Kelowna BC. Most known for playing with My Kind of Karma, but also enjoys doing ukulele experiments in his room. Debut album "Mild Card" coming soon.

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