Friday, April 15, 2011

TGIF Tunes

Editor's Note: I think this fits both the criteria for my TGIF Tunes feature as well as could be categorized as poetry for National Poetry Month. If you haven't taken a moment to read about National Poetry Month, you can do so here.

If I Go, I'm Goin'
(Written by Gregory Alan Isakov, Johann Wagner, and John Elliot; Performed by Gregory Alan Isakov)

this house
she’s holding secrets
i got my change behind the bed

in a coffee can,
i throw my nickels in
just in case i have to leave

and i will go if you ask me to
i will stay if you dare
and if i go i’m goin shameless
i’ll let my hunger take me there

this house
she’s quite the talker
she creeks and moans
she keeps me up

and the photographs
know i’m a liar
they just laugh as i burn her down

and i will go if you ask me to
i will stay if you dare
and if i go i’m goin on fire
let my anger take me there

the shingles man they’re shaking
the back door’s burning through
this house she’s quite the keeper
quite the keeper of you

i will go if you ask me to
i will stay if you dare
and if i go, i’m goin crazy
i’ll let my darlin take me there

Single available to download on iTunes and Amazon. Also available to stream on his website. Isakov recently toured with Brandi Carlile.

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