Didn't You Want My Name?

from by Geoff Sanborn

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Lyrics and music: Geoff Sanborn


I was thinking about how to break the news to you
Cherry blossoms pink and green and black
Richmond's bricked up like a Sunday morning
I stripped the blossoms off and brought them back.

Didn't you want my name? . . .

Lonely like a studio in Davis
Lonely like a house up in a tree
Beer and Uncle Tupelo and light like rain
Blossoms in my pocket you can't see.

Didn't you want my name? . . .

You cover it and cover it and cover it with paint
And when it falls to pieces only colors will remain

Didn't you want my name? . . .


from Why the Grownups Shout, released October 15, 2014
Instruments and vocals: Geoff Sanborn




Geoff Sanborn Northampton, Massachusetts

B. 1965, bred in Maine, mystery to himself.

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