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one hand’s on my heart
and the other starts to load a gun
when you're out of breath
helps to know
what you're running from
valuing the world
then hunting for a bargain
practicing my aim
and praying for the target

so take it from one
who has suffered at needless hands
the world's worthy of your praise
more than your demands
chewing on my teeth
and waiting for my turn again
lost in looking out
for a way to see back in

so give yourself to me
soft like gravity
caught between ideas of what
you brought me here to do
is it me or is it you?

take this soul
straight to the river
show me the place
and i’ll dive in
take this voice
reference and echo
bring it back where
you begin

cause i'm almost free
of taking the freeway
no roads left to where i live
held like breath
torn from the runway
show me what i have to give
when i’m lost
light the way by
showing me the death that you’re offering
treating love like
the money that i'm counting
won't ever hold
this holy mountain


from The Truth is​.​.​. I Don't Know, released September 16, 2016



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David Waingarten Portland, Oregon

David plays music to keep himself company. He digs records that sound like they were recorded in bedrooms and basements, and is inspired by the raw intimacy and honesty of Paul Simon, Elliot Smith, Blaze Foley and Gillian Welch. His songs are about healing, living in your car, longing to be found, gratitude, riding subways, finding silence, and stumbling along your path. ... more

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