Professional Medium

from Young Familiar by Christians & Lions

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Professional medium drew me close
Said 'At the very least, try not to be the most
The leader of the pack eats it and dies;
Stay on toward the middle and strategize'

I said, 'I don’t want much--'
he stopped me there
'You don’t want to want much
You’ve made that clear'

And oh, oh, is that right?
Oh, what had he seen on the inside?

Diagnosed young with Immense Potential
Hunger insatiable yet deferential
Loss-leading achiever, better value intents
Now who’s the winner of our free content?

I still want to be some rare creature
Reaching past featureless, effete crowd-pleaser
Cog-in-the-machine, or coquettish clock teaser
Anachronistic hack’s sacrilegious fever

And oh, oh, is that wrong?
Oh, oh to put in a song?

Oh, whether it was harmless camp
From another also-ran
Or some bad actor
Wasn’t certain

But I know, I’m a little extra and
I’ll probably wonder where I stand
With no direction
Till curtain


from Young Familiar, released October 4, 2019
Melody and lyrics by Ben Potrykus

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar, programming
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Miriam Lee - Viola




Christians & Lions Providence, Rhode Island

A "veritable underdog super group" (TheDig) formed in 2004. Ben Potrykus (Bent Shapes, Receiving End of Sirens, etc), Matt Sisto, Chris Mara, and Chris Barrett are joined by Fiona Wood, Chris D'Amore, James Weinberg, and Sara Honeywell.

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