So Much to Conceal

from by David Alan Thornton

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So much to conceal
Well, two can play that game
The sentiment is real
The music knows your name
You hate to show your hand
The cards are rearranged
I swear I understand
I will not be changed
I will guard your bow
I will catch your leaves
I'm stronger than you know
Than anyone believes
And I will kiss your back
I will be well met
I will brush the lack
I'll make you forget
That he's ever been
And though he may go on
His circuitry's forgiven
His kilowatts are gone
And he can't hide from rust
Though he block his eyes
He's damned to turn to dust
To house and feed the flies
And all his greens will fade
All his gold turn black
But I will be your shade
I will kiss your back
I hate to be so right
But someone has to be
I see you in the light
You're nothing without me

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from Lady Monday, released December 2, 2015
Music, lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitars, keys: David Alan Thornton
Drums & percussion: Vincent Presite
Bass: Justin Goldner
Electric guitars: Adam Stoler
Piano: Karl Saint Lucy
Bassoon: Taylor Smith
Cello: Jeanette Stenson
Trombone: Dan Thornton

Recorded by John Davis & Todd Carder at the Bunker Studio
Mixed by John Davis
Mastered by Scott Hull

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David Alan Thornton New York, New York

Alaska-raised, NYC-based, singer-songwriter David Alan Thornton has has been called "too open-minded for the Midwest and too open-hearted for New York." As a performer, his "soulful vocal stylings compliment confessional lyrics that border on literary greatness." With a sound in the middle of David Bowie and Cat Stevens, you might call him an alternative-folk-rock singer, but who really knows? ... more

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