Autobiographical Singer​-​Songwriter Blues

from by Jake Wasson

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It seems to me
That the world is in need
Of a new support group of sorts
For people who want
To write songs and make art
About key events in their lives
Naturally love
And the loss thereof
Are often inspiration's source
But it's a fine line to walk
If you let the muse talk
When friendship with exes survives

I want to write
What I want to write
But I don't want to piss off the people I like

If a song is good
I don't want to hide it
And it almost never really represents
The way I feel now
I just needed an outlet
For what was on my mind at the time
Just because it was true
Doesn't make it an indictment
Of sins for which I think you should repent
All it is now is an
Experience I had
That I scribbled down and strong-armed into rhyme

Art gets complex
When you're friends with an ex
And yet you write lyrics that damn her
There may be no hard feelings
About your past dealings
But the tune comes out sounding like slander

So, if you have the will to burn
Every bridge after you cross it
Then, godspeed! Ignore this invitation
But otherwise, I think
You'll find yourself among friends
In this new organization

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from Corolla, released May 27, 2014

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Jake Wasson West Warwick, Rhode Island

I'm a wayfaring troubadour and longtime busker, currently based in Rhode Island. Folk and blues are at the heart of what I do, but I like to get weird. Enjoy!

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