If I Close My Eyes

Song Length 6:14 Genre Folk - Alternative, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Life, Philosophy Similar Artists Bob Dylan, John Lennon
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

If I Close My Eyes

I've been to heaven, where the angels dwell
I've been a beggar on a horse riding straight to hell
I've been a poacher, I've been a thief
I've been a murderer in jail I've been a priest
I've built some buildings and I've knocked them down
I've outlived every king that's come around
I've seen charisma, and I've been taken in
Being misled can be just as big a sin

And my burdens, they are my own
I don't give 'em out or take another's home
And my prayers don't plow the land
And they sure don't make me better than another man
I've eaten the fruit, so I better watch out
But my biggest sin has been my self doubt
I've died by discipline working in the sun
Dying by hedonism's way more fun

What can make you feel good can make you feel real bad
Like a woman or a drug that you mighta had
I'd rather die from living, than living like I'm dead
I've had to spit out half the things that I've been fed
I been sad, I been sore
Being happy is knowing what to ignore
I believe in forgiveness right after revenge
Maybe that's why I'm back in this hell hole once again

I've been tossed out like an old shoe
By people who found something better to do
I've tried to use whiskey to fill this hole
It might fill an empty glass but not an empty soul
Sometimes a little poison can be a cure
Like a lonely quick walk through hell can make a guy pure
If I crack my head, fall down and die,
I'll just come back and grow another head as another guy

The seas and stars they ain't really there
If I close my eyes they'll all just disappear
Suffering it ain't really there
If I close my eyes it all just disappears

If I close my eyes I won't see grey skies and everything will be all right
If I close my eyes I won't see you cry and everything will be all right

If I close my eyes they'll be no lies everything will be all right
If I close my eyes I won't see the bad guys and everything will be all right

Copyright Ed Thomas 2012

Lyrics Edward Thomas Music Edward Thomas
Producer Zac Cataldo
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