Well, My Love

Well, My Love

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Well my love, what say you to this mess we're in
didn't we swear it would never happen
my heart's in my throat, my hands are in your hands
but I've got to go, so I'm taking the horse and leaving

I got a dollar in my pocket, it won't get me far
you know the road is full of strangers with fine shoes and cigars
my heart is in my throat, my hands are in your hands
but I've got to go, ain't no time to waste in grieving

They said, "Come on fellas, time to earn your bread"
well they called for men and got me instead
a country so young needs a mothering hand
I'll be back, God willing, when the smoke clears again
but God has a lot of souls to reckon with

Well my love, I've lost many friends in this land
cut down with words or with weapons
my heart is beating bold, my hands are holding fast
to what they can, every day I'm getting stronger

Now those above us shout in anger over who among them's right
but it's the what, and not the who that matters in this fight
my heart is beating bold, my hands are holding fast
to what they can, so I'm staying a little longer

They said, "Come on fellas, time to earn your bread"
well they called for men and got me instead
a country so young needs a mothering hand
I'll be back, God willing, when the smoke clears

They said, "Come on fellas, time to earn your bread"
well they called for men and got me instead
a country so young needs a mothering hand
I'll be back, God willing, when the smoke clears again
but God has a lot of souls, has a lot of souls to reckon with



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metalfoot's picture

Splendid storytelling in the lyrics here. (Not wishing to sound overmuch like a broken record, I shan't tell you again how beautiful your melody and voice are. But they are.)

I'm kind of curious what the inspiration for a lyric like this is-- a story read, a memory of some sort, etc. Curious how your creative process works, I guess!

yes a very relatable story well told. simple music that accentuates the excellent vocals

aesthetic72's picture

Ok, immediately to mind: this is suzanne vega meets the line in that Richard Thompson song, Beeswing: "She was a rare thing
Fine as a beeswing" Wonderful work. You have much much talent. Smile

I like the song, -- women go off to war/serve too, --my hands are in your hands. The only line that does not fit, and I am not a literal person at all and not linear either, but "you know the road is full of strangers with fine shoes and cigars" -- [the road to where I'm going won't be easy, long and hard...] Otherwise, -- we're good Crazy like the rest.

cts's picture

Powerful and dynamic storytelling here. Your delivery is perfect for the setting you've created. I'm constantly amazed at people with your caliber of skill and talent.

dsweidel's picture

Very powerful. I absolutely love that you wrote about females serving. This is just wonderful!

billwhite51's picture

you sure do have the gift for making classical forms fresh again. this is a traditional ballad for the 21st century, superbly written and performed.

brandondale_72's picture

The repeated "I've got to go" line is real catchy and creates a dynamic hook and beautiful imagery. Another fantastic song you've put together here, but not a big surprise, because you are an incredible musician. Really enjoying all of the production you've put out thus far. Smile

cindyrella's picture

You really know how to tell a good story! I love the images that pop into my head. Just great stuff!

kahlo2013's picture

This has such a beautiful timeless folk song ballad feel. There is such sincerity and strength in the story. Really fine!!