Art Like War

by Richard Garvey

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Art like war 03:30
Give me time like medicine Art like war I had patience but it’ ending I’ve have hungered for no more Death on the streets Hatred on the walls Give me mercy in the breadline Take my justice in the courts Mock it in your headlines Watch it like a sport Death on the streets Hatred on the walls Show me how to make a living Can you be an honest man With a foot in the door Of an industry so rotten Self-serving to the core Blood on your hands Smile on your face There’s no audience for your insanity That’s what makes a star shine bright Never ever burn out Night after night Blood on your hands Smile on your face Bless me like a father That never wanted his child to grow Be silent when we want answers Become violent when you lose control Whiskey on your breath Gas in the tank Make your hands into fists And tell me I am strong enough to fight you back Hold me in your arms Let me go like a regret Whiskey on your breath Gas in the tank Capo 3 Dm Am C Em X2 Dm Am X2
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I was a lover So patient and kind I was a lover So faithful and blind Desperate to live Anxious to die I felt alone I felt the dark I felt the world being torn apart Like poetry ripped from the page into the fire Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken I bought the truth I bought the lie I bought the mystery into my life I held the sign like a warrior that time I heard the footsteps I heard the sirens I heard the trump resound in key and in time With no one left standing to hold the front line Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken Resistance to silence, movement to stand still Some fight to win but some fight to kill Open palm or clenched fist Not everyone can choose What justice might look like Or know how it feels to lose So I drank myself empty I drank myself dry I drank myself til I almost went blind Show me the proof there’s a reason to try I’ve held the bible, I’ve held my tongue I’ve held a blade, regretting what I’ve done No one stood near me No father no son Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken Wickeder souls, than mine have been saved Younger men have gone to the grave Love don’t surrender Where hatred betrays Blood on the welcome mat Home of the brave
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I was a fighter. But I think I've lost. Sight of whats right and good Now I'm feeling the cost Of closing my eyes And shrugging it off Oh I feel so lost. Under the surface I'm barely breathing. Will I drown in this shell of a man you believe in Shame up to my neck Hell on my mind Oh what have I done Say you'll forget me after I'm gone. Say you'll forgive All I've got wrong Tell me our love Was un-true all along Oh forget me I'm gone I'll never call you never curse your name never walk these streets where we became stars of the nights sky we darkened the flame Oh I'll never curse your name I was a fighter. But I think I've lost. Sight of whats right and good Now I'm feeling the cost Of closing my eyes And shrugging it off Oh I feel so lost.
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I was afraid I might never get through That you had become some sort of bullet proof But I chose you anyway Loved you just the same I cared for what I'd lost but never mind the cost in the arms of lovers and friends. I felt alone in the place I call home when I long for more you met me angry in the dark we sang our joy into light you held me near whispered you belong in the arms of lovers and friends. why are we running we're not in the line of fire if love is where we've been hurt where are we to turn if trust is a tree we'd like to grow you might risk breaking the ground for it to sow they'll be a forest I am sure where we are seen and heard. I've laughed and I've cried I will live and I will die in the arms of lovers and friends.

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4 acoustic tracks from 2 upcoming albums.
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released January 2, 2018

Songs, performance and recording by Richard Garvey.
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Art work by Shaela Kinting
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Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

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