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lyrics

Despite the guitar that you brandish before you
As you tell off a crowd that's content to ignore you
And despite your soul searching, and the ingots of wisdom
Which disguise all the shit that's pent up in your system
And the old man who pays for the place where you live
And the woman who pays for the demos you give
To the promising people in the back of your cab
As you pray that the next fare will take the wheel
From your gifted little hands

And despite the guitar that you brandish before you
As you tell off a crowd that's content to ignore you
Whose every yes means they'll never forget you
And every no means they're all out to get you
And despite the club owners who won't have you back
And despite all the girlfriends who won't have you back
And the buddies who've seen way too much of your back
As you walk out in another huff and swear
That you're never ever coming back

And despite the guitar that you brandish before you
As you tell off a crowd that's just there to ignore you
And despite your frustrations and your bitter demands
The mistakes you project, and your uninformed plans
You will still be surprised when we all move on
And there's nary a sniffle for you when you're gone
'Cause despite your falsetto
And the friends you suck dry
The blond in your hair
And the blue in your eye
The world wasn't waiting for you to save it
The world wasn't waiting for you.

credits

from Shoot The Piano Player, released July 7, 2011
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP

Jed Davis: vocal, piano

Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY

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Jed Davis writes and records lots of music. He's cranky and he hates babies!

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