Simpleness of Things

by Jesse Brewster

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Hold on to me tight, and brace for the collision We’ll be lucky if we make it out alive Take a chance on me now, if you can find the courage And I swear to god I’ll never let you down ‘Cause I been stock piling this love and I’m Never gonna give up ’Til I convince that I’ve go all that it takes And it’ll be us against the world if you just Say you’ll be my girl And they’re never gonna stop this rip roaring’ love Rip roarin’ love I know there’s a road out there, safe and more well traveled That’ll get you there without a scrape or bruise But soon you will learn Always a chance you can get yourself burned If you wanna be in the fast lane riding’ high ‘Cause I keep stock piling this love and I’m Never gonna give up Until I win you over despite your best defense And it’ll be us against the world and if you Say you’ll be my girl ‘Cause there ain’t no way to stop this rip roaring’ love Rip roarin’ love
2.
I spent so much time worried about the future And if my irons in the fire would ever glow But change is truly the one and only constant So I take my chances and try to let it go I’ll never live in fear ‘Cause there’s so much good right here Count my blessings every day that I wake up I know I have the choice So I speak with my own voice Let fate decide which way the tide will go So many folks I know they’re growing older Searching everywhere for that hidden pot of gold Now they’re looking back And see all they missed on the side of the tracks And the trappings of the fortunes bring them down Don’t ever take it all for granted You can saddle up and start making your own way, everyday I’d be a damn fool If I didn’t make all my own rules And shuck this burden I’ve been carrying for so long I used to justify direction and all my best laid plans Like the wheel wasn’t resting firmly between my own two hands But I know better now, and I’ll make it up somehow Gonna make it right somehow Don’t ever live in fear ‘Cause there’s so much good right here Count my blessings everyday that I wake up I know I have the choice So I speak with my own voice Let fade decide which way the tide will go And shuck that burden I been carrying for so long
3.
Swore I’d never make the same mistakes ‘Cause the pain before was so much more than I could ever take We learn the right ways by trying out all the wrong Gotta go where we’re not wanted to find out where we belong Whenever I’m alone and afraid inside my wilderness Then these goddamn truths I’ve been told turn into to lies Melody Just give me one more dance Melody Just give me one more chance Strayed too far to see my own missteps Always needing someone to validate every turn I taking next Have I lied too many times, mislead myself? But I’m ready to risk everything despite the hand that I’ve been dealt Whenever I’m alone and afraid inside my wilderness And when I let you down it comes as no surprise When sentimental thoughts fall short of my calculation You talk me, kicking and screaming down Melody Just give me one more dance Melody Just give me one more dance After everything we’ve been through hope I deserve another chance Melody Just give me one more dance Melody Just give me one more dance After everything we’ve been through hope I deserve another chance ‘Cause you talk me, kicking and screaming down Yeah you talk me, kicking and screaming down
4.
Looks like you’ve got it all figured out this time Stacked and separated the pieces, each in their own place Threw away the scorecard, wiped the slate blank Brushed out all the tangles Ditched the old notebook, set it ablaze Scraps of paper like fireflies, swirling around Traded everything you had, in exchange for your sanity Wasn’t easy to let go ‘Cause she loves, the simpleness of things And her dream’s been, circling the ring Now a new beginning’s been waiting in the wings For so long Swerved around the road blocks, never hitting the brakes Ignored all the jealous fools, that tried to dissuade you Everybody wants a piece, every minute of your life But you could see through it all ‘Cause she loves, the simpleness of things And her dream’s been, circling the ring And a new beginning’s been waiting in the wings For so long You shook it off so easily Punched your card and never looked back You made it through so seamlessly Like you always knew the place to call home ‘Cause she loves, the simpleness of things And her dream’s been, circling the ring And a new beginning’s been waiting in the wings For so long
5.
She stole so much from me that day Broke her promise and ran away Says she's got too many stories left to write Groove worn in the bed she used to lay in Trying so hard to stop my eyes from raining down Never thought I'd have to start all over Now I’m outside screaming but nothing's coming out Can't remember what we were fighting about Just promise that you’ll still come back to me Resigned to the fact she was bound to wander A tryst with a fella in the town over yonder What was it he could give you that I couldn't give? Ready to roll up my sleeves and put the work in So hard to know where I'm supposed to begin Every episode seems to sting me in a new kind of way, hey hey In my arms at night and when I wake up you're gone Making me crazy where did I go wrong? Just promise you’ll still come back to me I sit and pray that a woman can change her ways But in the back of my mind I know it's all in vain Won’t you please, come back to me I know I gotta stop all this banging my head against the same wall every night And it would be so simple if it wasn’t so hard, to stop myself from loving you So I’m outside screaming but nothing's coming out Can't remember what we were fighting about Just promise that you’ll still come back to me In my arms at night and when I wake up you're gone Making me crazy where did I go wrong? Won’t you please come back to me When you push me away it makes me want you more I'm not afraid of getting bruised and torn Just promise that you’ll still come back to me I sit and pray that a woman can change her ways But in the back of my mind I know it's all in vain Just promise that you'll still come back to me
6.
There I stood, waist high in my destruction Looking for any sign that’s it’s all worth it This pain-filled life and then it’s gone Drifted off into the ether Another lonely pair of footprints in the mud They say no matter how well we live Everybody’s gonna die alone Fear in their eyes until the moment When there’s no need to be afraid anymore Slipping away into the darkness Just a lonely pair of footprints in the mud Such a misplaced sense of obligation That we should carry this for all of our days Or does the truth lie with the non-believers Who refuse to see any other way Empty in the silence All those wetted eyes in their confusion Falling back into the echo Another lonely pair of footprints in the mud Just a lonely pair of footprints in the mud We won’t carry this around; no we won’t carry this around No we won’t carry this for all of our days

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released May 3, 2017

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Jesse Brewster San Francisco

Songwriter, singer and guitarist Jesse Brewster has been bringing his blend of rock, Americana and folk to audiences in the Bay Area and across the US for the last 15 yrs. Whether performing solo or with his cast of some of the best players on the West Coast at his side, Brewster captivates audiences with his dynamic original songs. His music has been featured on KFOG, CNN and NPR. ... more

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