Loans On Love

by Ben Shaw

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I told you once, told you twice
But you chose not to take advice from me
Told you three times, thought you'd learn
You can't change the direction that we turn
By running in place, the world can't keep pace
You lean to speak but hesitate, the time wasn't right

It's hard to see you in any other light
Than the one that hangs above your bed
And although this diner may be brighter
Makes it easier to hide behind your
Sense of righteous sympathy

Sarcasm seemed like your domain
With each joke your interest wains for me
The mask you have looks awful tight
Trick is that you wear it right
I can see your hair, tells me that you're under there
Try to say your face is bare but I swear those are strings

It's hard to see you in any other life
Than the one I pictured in my head
Though I still witness it in images and quoted lines
Feels empty when it isn't you and me

But I keep holding on
Waiting by my phone
Taking loans on love when its overdrawn
And yeah I know you're gone
Doesn't mean I've figured out how to be alone


released January 23, 2020

Ben Shaw - vocals, acoustic guitar
Mark Medeiros - electric guitar
Ryan Kowal - vibraphone

engineered by Matt Lombardi

recorded on May 4th, 2019

photo by Evan St. Martin


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