by Steve Blaque

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Composed in November 2019 just ahead of pulling the plug on life here in China for the last 21 years. Dilemma originally a song written about a Koala facing its own dilemma having fallen from its life sustaining tree, ultimately became the instrumental that it is today. The guitar allowed me to say more than the lyric and my vocals could.


Though unused the original lyric also from November 2019 is here to read.


you hit on the hard times
and you wonder where it ends
but right now the answers don't come
neither from you or your family & friends
& you're alone
yes all alone
oh you're alone

maybe it's time to pick up the phone
but i don't think he's around
and could he help anyways
there's no shoulder to cry on here
no putting this off for another day
and you're adrift
yes, you're at sea
oh you're becalmed

a koala off his gum tree
and whatever transpires from now on
you'll have to take some charge
surely you still possess some acumen
or do you want a dishonorable discharge
why would you want to wallow
beneath the foot of your tree
sustainence is only picking yourself up
climbing to the nearest leaves

& yes
this is your dilemma
& yes there's only one koala
who answers to Emma
and yes, and yes
where's that gum
where's that gun
and this is your dilemma

steve blaque nov 2019


released November 28, 2019
Levan Stanes Artwork
Steve Cahn for encouragement
Steve BLaque all instrumentation and programming.
Gibson SG guitars
Vox Valvetronix guitar processor.


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Steve Blaque Beijing, China

Steve Blaque singer, songwriter, Producer and engineer and owner of Forbidden CIty Studio in Beijing also performs in an unplugged environment with his favorite flavors of Indie and Grunge. Blaque has always said ''you don't need distortion to be grunge and you don't need twang to be Indie''. ... more

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