Jeff Simms - Either Way (or The Ballad of the Honest Christian)

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©2013 Jeff Simms

And it’s hard enough
Living on your knees
Giving ten percent to someone
You never see
It’s this Southern way
With absolute certainty
That is inexorably
Killing me

But I don’t know how
To live any other way
Burning embers that never fade away
I may be lost
In a cruel deception
It doesn’t matter much either way

The wake up’s hard
Lying on a concrete floor
As your arms reach out to find
The empty air
And the living’s long
Underneath this guilt machine
As you beg and plead for love
Or clemency

But I don’t know how
To live any other way
Burning embers that never fade away
I may be lost
In a cruel deception
It doesn’t matter much either way
Yeah I may be lost
In a cruel deception
It doesn’t matter much
And I won’t be too long

And never know that this is all there ever was

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from Inklings (an acoustic EP), released March 8, 2013
Jeff Simms - vocals
matthew - guitar

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the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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