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Everybody's Song

from Silver Cords by Beerjacket

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lyrics

I think today’s a day when things get broken
Punished just for being here
I think today’s a day when truths are spoken
It's funny how it feels to fear
I drink too much poison and it leaves me choking
My tongue swollen up like a spear
I sink like a shipwreck from a nightmare woken
Sudden as the iceberg nears

I’m tired of hearing my own voice

You know you’re doing it all wrong
If you’re singing someone else’s song
But then you knew that really all along
So you tried writing everybody’s song
You tried righting everybody’s wrongs.

I shrink with rage and all the bitter passions
Vanishing from the inside out
Blink and you’ll miss me as I pass from fashion
The past has passed without doubt

I’m tired and I don’t have a choice

You know you’re doing it all wrong
If you’re singing someone else’s song
But then you knew that really all along
So you tried writing everybody’s song
You tried righting everybody’s wrongs.

There’s an echo racing round the room so empty
Here’s the silence you complained was never yours
Where are the faces that reflected you exist now?
Why did you want the sickness and never the cure?

You know you’re doing it all wrong
If you’re singing someone else’s song
But then you knew that really all along
So you tried writing everybody’s song
You know you’re doing it all wrong
If you’re singing someone else’s song
But then you knew that really all along
So you tried writing everybody’s song
You were right and everyone was wrong.

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from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocals, guitar, mandolin - Peter Kelly

Vocal - Julia Doogan

Percussion - Stuart MacLeod

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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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