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from The Hardship Diaries by Dave McPherson

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This track went through a few different rewrites lyrically. It is perhaps a bit too honest regarding a breakup I went through but at the time I needed to get some stuff off my chest!


I could sing to you all night about what went wrong & what felt right.
I know that I'm to blame & it feels so strange but where is the good in goodbye?
All I can offer you is my all.

'Cause we used to promise, promise to stay.
We used to call each other every day.
We used to listen to the music.

I know I'm withering away.
I know my impatience pushes you away.
I know everything that I do wrong, I'll tell the world in this little song of mine.
I wouldn't know quite how to move on.

I know I sound hopeless, I sound like a fool.
But when you're around me I lose my cool.
I know I'm too honest in my music.

You know that I'm ready, I wasn't before.
Maybe you'll forget me but I'm still yours.
Do you still listen to my music?

I now pronounce you man & music.
You might not get the girl but here's a guitar go use it.
And I really, really, really, really hate that stupid Cupid.
You pulled back your bow & you got me in my heart, my messed up bloody heart.
But I'll always know where I belong.

We used to make fire & we used to fight.
We used to hold each other every night.
We used to dissect all my music.

We don't shut the door on us, we won't close the book.
We walk away from each other but we turn around just to look.
Are we still listening to the music?

I now pronounce you man & music.
I promise that all this hardship will be worth it.


from The Hardship Diaries, released April 10, 2011
Written & performed by Dave McPherson.
Programming by Dave McPherson.
Produced & engineered by Mike Curtis.


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Dave McPherson Brentwood, UK

Music |ˈmyo͞ozik|
1 the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Music is my life. An oft-used cliché yet nonetheless true for me. I've devoted most of my existence to exploring it in every way & in turn it has enabled me to travel the world & meet new friends all over.

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