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I THINK I THINK I THINK I (I’M INCOGNITO)
I THINK IT’S TIME THAT I WAS (I’M INCOGNITO NOW)
I THINK I THINK I THINK I (I’M INCOGNITO)
I’M JUNKER JORG NOW (NOTHING’S GONNA STOP ME)

I was traveling home from the Diet of Worms,
silent carriage, coming to terms
with the way went down and the aftermath,
lookin’ for a meal and long hot bath.
when outta the woods erupted four horsemen.
I’m like, “yo driver, stay the course, man”
but he pointed to me with a trembling hand...
exactly as planned.

I AM NOT HIDING I AM (I’M INCOGNITO)
I AM NOT SCARED BUT I AM (I’M INCOGNITO NOW)
I AM NOT HIDING I AM (I’M INCOGNITO)
I’M JUNKER JORG AND (NOTHING’S GONNA STOP ME)

so my friends took me off to the Wartburg Castle,
though I would rather die than abide this hassle.
swing my tassle---school of hard knocks.
ready to rassle, take off my monk frock.
grow my locks and like moss on a rock.
I would rather walk the walk than just talk,
but the fight’s more important,
so I gotta sit dormant
and spill my guts like a criminal informant.

I AM NOT HIDING...

my room is a tower with hidden stairs,
the kingdom of birds, the realm of air.
and the food strange like foreign fare,
rich and salty and my stomach flares.
and the knights are tall and the paintings stare
and high above it all I’m well aware
that I’m fading to sloth like a winter bear...
and I hardly care,

I AM NOT HIDING…

this will be my very own Patmos.
I will give my highest for His utmost.
I will not sit like a pile of compost,
I will never settle for almost.
12 books published in 40-some weeks,
like Mother Mary I’m strong cuz I’m meek.
crushing Goliath with the flick of a wrist,
paper and ink is my Godfather kiss.

and the whole New Testament, I will write it in German.
proof to the people that they are not vermin,
and my enemies hiss, brood of vipers, squirmin’.
but I’m the mongoose with the killer sermon.

I AM NOT HIDING...

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from HERE I STAND: a Lutheran mixtape, released April 29, 2017
Written, performed, and produced by Andy Pokel

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Andy Pokel Minneapolis, Minnesota

Andy Pokel is a teacher, musician, doodler, and cat dad who lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Elise.

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