I got me an amp
It’s a wood one
Reverb tubes leatherette
I guess it’s a good one
And I’ll play it all nite
Every mistake feels perfectly right

I got a guitar
I like how it feels
Not as easy to play anymore
But sometimes it squeals with delight
That once in awhile when I get it right

What did I do to deserve this?
What did I do?
What did I do to deserve to be right here with you?

I got me a vintage soul, the rumors are true
I come complete with a vintage soul
More than one I got two
She delights me
She has all along
He surprised me
But man his is strong
I can’t go wrong

What did I do to deserve this? What did I do?


from The Agreeable Passage of Time, released November 1, 2016
Written by Martin Rivas.

Backing vocals by Chrissi Poland.
All other noises by Martin Rivas.



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Martin Rivas New York, New York

Brooklyn native Martin Rivas has been a stalwart participant and supporter of NYC-based underground music since his days in early-90s critical darlings & CBGB regulars Serious Pilgrim. Martin’s music has always taken the listener on a sonic journey that feels new and familiar; now that fatherhood has introduced him to his greatest passion, his 7th album is certain to take some compelling twists. ... more

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