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Lifted from the Book of Job.
This song was recorded live... sort of. Actually, we had a computer glitch and had to stitch together three different takes, and then overdub the vocals because of an engineering mistake. No fixing, no pitch correction, just as honest as we could get it under the circumstances.

lyrics

Waiting here,
I've been waiting here for so long,
wondering,
how things got so...
All I hear,
falling glass and broken rain.
So far above,
so high and lifted up.
Can you hear me?

Either love me, or kill me.
Just don't leave me here.
Either love me, or kill me.
Just don't disappear.

Ever since
they opened up their mouths,
I've been wishing
that I was someone else.
Every day
I pray for you to come.
I can't stay here forever!

Either love me, or kill me.
Just don't leave me here.
Either love me, or kill me.
Just don't disappear.

credits

from The Backstage Session, track released May 1, 2012
Nathan Butler, lead vocals, lead guitar, lyrics
Anna Pasquarello, second guitar, background vocals
Bryan Chris, bass
Josh Wakeman, drums

Recorded by Nathan Butler, assisted by Anna Pasquarello.
Recorded at The Goshen Theater on March 20, 2012.

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Shiny Shiny Black Goshen, Indiana

Shiny Shiny Black is a growing Midwestern band with the determination to become a must-see act. From the onset the band has taken aim at classic guitar tones (Luke Doucet, Tom Petty) and indie rock sensibilities (Wilco, The Spring Standards). Self-labeled “Coffee-House Rock N’ Roll”, you can expect a highly crafted experience that is simultaneously fun and transcendent. ... more

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