Mr. Williamson

from The Leaves by Short Hand

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But one thing can go wrong
A lifetime of heartache
In a 3 minute song
I haven't rode the rails
With anybody named Slim
But I’d still like a friend now and again

I can't be satisfied
Or become what you are
I can't breathe for your lungs
Or pump for your heart
Floodwaters rise
In the basement
But I’d still like a friend now and again

Now and again Sonny Boy Williamson
Is nobody's friend, just Mr. Williamson
But I’d still like a friend now and again

A light in the eye
A tooth in the dark
The start is a bite
And the end is a bark
The fruit of the tree in time
Will fall from the limb
But I’d still like a friend now and again


from The Leaves, released January 1, 2016
All music, vocals, and lyrics by Shorthand P. Davis ©2016


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Short Hand figures that it's easier to learn to play an instrument than it is to find someone who can play it. He also figures that it's easier for him to do the writing, recording, mixing, artwork, and anything else that might need to be done. In the end, a set of sounds collect themselves into different shapes one might call "albums." Some sound like this and some sound like that. ... more

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