First Strings in Bristol

from by Bob and the Trubadors

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From this ragged edge confronting me
Anger inside I didn’t want to see
Proudly peering off into the sky
I denied my self
But I did not know why

Broken by women untaught by men
So long since I believed what the churchmen said
Gabriel the demon wrecked my car
Showed me angry independence
Wasn’t going to get me very far

When the first angry word was screamed
In my first strings in Bristol
I felt the tear inside of me
In my first strings in Bristol

The orderly accident of smoking cars
Perfectly arranged with the snapping arc of God
Mysterious images made perfectly clear to see
When I wasn’t desperately caring
For everyone but me

My boy was even there standing in his place
I could only apologize, turn and walk away
Hating the passive man through angry gritted teeth
I just couldn’t even start to feel all this pain underneath

This crazy postman called me out
In my first strings in Bristol
The brutal truth was shown throughout
In my first strings in Bristol

As I laid that night with the love of my life
He came to me with a hunting knife
Instead of soothing me, as I was hopin’
He gently laughed with me
Then he cut me wide open


from Child Inside Be Heard, released May 6, 2014
Songwriter: Jim Goss

Vocals: Jim Goss
Acoustic guitar: Jim Goss
Keyboard: Jeremiah McLane
Background Vocals: Bob Murray, Jeremiah McLane, Getty Payson



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Bob and the Trubadors offer up a fertile brew of original music, folk-based with shades of blues, jazz and world music.

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