Silhouette

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Silhouette


My silhouette agreed to break even
With the darkness on the wall that surrounds me
When I feel nothing at all
My imagination’s too strong for the truth

I know you thought that love would never save you
This one took you by surprise
Like every white cross underneath the highway sky
Some days the tide will rise
And wash the misty eyes right off the moon

But if you’re gonna cast me back into my past
Don’t sit there burning asking blood to turn to wine
I know I’m not an easy man to be with
I’ve seen trouble in my time

You’re more beautiful than any heart
I ever thought I’d feel in the woman soft beside me
In a world I cannot deal with on an even keel
I let down my guard and watch you like a hawk as you roll through

But if you’re gonna cast me back into my past
Don’t sit there burning asking blood to turn to wine
I know I’m not an easy man to be with
I’ve seen trouble in my time

I’m constantly at odds with the man I try to be
Alongside every contradiction in the world that I can see
There’s a way to learn to fake it,
There’s a chance I’ll never make it
As a fool I have forsaken one and all
I know I’m not an easy man to be with
Baby, catch me as I fall

I know you thought that love would never save you
This one took you by surprise
Like every white cross underneath the highway sky
I climbed out of a dying world for you

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from Before the Light, released December 25, 2014

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James Thomas London, UK

James Thomas is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver. A blend of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon. He plays in a finger- picking acoustic style with literary influences from Henry Miller to Walt Whitman. His songs deal with themes of conflict between the search for peace, alienation, women, the imagination and self-destruction. ... more

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