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Once in a while
I sit down to speak
To build with my words
A quiet retreat
But this place and time
Where I used to hide
Is now crowded and cold
And just makes me tired

Somebody tell me the truth
Somebody tie me a noose
How about you?
How about you?

I once had a voice
It came with such ease
But now it’s harder to find
And I’m harder to please
So I need you to judge
What you read on the page
To throw bottles or flowers
Up on the stage

Somebody tell me the truth
Somebody tie me a noose
How about you?
How about you?

I’ve been there before
I’ll be there again
Lying in the dirt
A fool with a pen
Who puts his life in your hands
Sub-lets himself out
To the deafening roars
That drown my still and small voice out

Somebody tell me the truth
Somebody give me the proof
Somebody tie me a noose
How about you?
How about you?

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from Lonely Hummingbird, released March 7, 2017
Written by Andrew Howie & Rebecca Pronsky.

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Andrew Howie Stirling, UK

Andrew Howie (ex-Calamateur) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & prison/community group music tutor. He combines confessional & empathetic lyricism with acoustic instruments, noisy electronics & ambient textures to create introspective, hook-laden songs about uncertainty, doubt & love. You'll find him either holed up in his home studio or playing in your living room. ... more

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