A Few Tracks by David Ramirez

By | July 5, 2013

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Ten years down the road
I’ll be cleanin’ out my closet, getting rid of old clothes
I reach behind my winter coat
And I stumble upon shoeboxes filled with old ghosts

Why did I hang onto your pictures
Why did I hang onto that dress
Cuz it kills me to see you, but it kills me not to
It kills me to remember and it kills me to forget

So I suppose you’ll be in every song I sing
If not written in my words, you’ll be hidden in these strings
Cuz how could I ever forget my first love
My first woman, first truth, first child from above

But why do I hang onto your pictures
Why have I not just thrown out that dress
Cuz it kills me to see you, but it kills me not to
It kills me to remember, oh and it kills me to forget

It kills me to see you…..but it kills me not to
It kills me to remember…..and it kills me to forget

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They love me for being honest
They love me for being myself
But the minute I mention Jesus
They want me to go to Hell

It’s hard to find the balance
When I don’t believe in one
When you mix art with business
You’re just shooting an empty gun

You’re just a songwriter, you ain’t a preacher
We came to mourn you, not to look in the mirror
Sing about those hard times, sing about those women
We love the broken, not the forgiven

These songs will only take me
As far as the people will go
If I can’t make them happy
Well then they won’t come to my shows

Maybe that’s what killed
All the great voices in the world
Always bleeding for every line
But no one was bleeding in return

You’re just a songwriter, you ain’t a preacher
We came to mourn you, not to look in the mirror
Sing about those hard times, sing about those women
We love the broken, not the forgiven

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There are gonna be days when you hate me
There are gonna be days when I make you mad
There are gonna be days when you don’t know what we’re doing
Maybe some days you wish you could take it all back

There are gonna be days when the love is so thin
The days are a game that we just can’t win
There are gonna be days you might want to be free
There are gonna be days that you hate me

But hold on strong
Don’t let go
We’ll carry on I know we can find a way
’cause you’re still my girl in the bad days

There are gonna be days I haven’t seen you for months
Nights when my lover is a basement club
There are gonna be weeks when you’re all alone
Because of the days I’m chained to that open road

But I hope the years that we come up short
Are swallowed by the years that we make it work
I pray the times when our love is sweet
Outweigh the days that you hate me

But hold on strong
Don’t let go
We’ll carry on I know we can find a way
’cause you’re still my girl in the bad days

 

Looks like you got me where you want me
So go ahead and roll up your web
The best things in life are hard to come by
But sometimes the best things come from accidents

When days are dark darling remember
My love for you won’t go away
I almost lost you last september
And my heart still has yet to forgive me

Is it just me, Am I seeing things?
Or does the way we breathe make perfect sense?
I could start fires with what I feel for you
The sun could fade out and we’d see it through

You have a beauty like no other
A confidence that brings me fear
If I compare myself too long I might just run away
But you have a grace that keeps me here

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I forgot how to smile as a sober man
I forgot how to laugh as a kid
I forgot what it’s like to hold a woman’s hand and not lead her straight to my bed

I forgot how to kiss and mean it
Every pause, every slip of my tongue
I’ve been loyal to the wants of my lustful heart
And unfaithful to my friend Love

But you remind me who I was and who I want to be
You remind me that though not whole, I’m not empty
There are things I lost in the fire of time
Things I thought, again I’ll never see
But when it’s hard for me to recall my name
You remind me

You’ve been quick to dismiss all my apologies
My confessions seem to only waste your time
I thought grace was in the clouds among the heavenly
But now it’s staring me right in the eyes

You remind me who I was and who I want to be
You remind me that though not whole, I’m not empty
There are things I lost in the fire of time
Things I though, again I’ll never see
But when it’s hard for me to recall my name
You remind me

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