i hear voices

by Tire Swing Co.

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we sat down over a coffee and a tea
you took the lid off of your cup to let it breathe
i'm not sure why
but that move, it spoke to me
you were comfortable
and that put me at ease

the conversation stayed on course for a while
we talked of old guitars
and funeral gigs
and our favourite picking styles
but when you asked me about lyrics
and looked into my eyes
i just froze
i must apologize

i should have kept quiet
but no one's asked me that before
how to put your thoughts on paper
for the one you adore
and i came up with some bullshit
about tactful metaphors
i hope you can forgive me
those were foolish words

i should have told you just to write what you believed
to be honest with your feelings
not caring how they are received
in small details
the greatest love song can be conceived
if it's from the heart

so thank you for the bridge mic
it's what you're hearing at this moment
kenny did a great job
like you said
with its installment
and when we meet again
i hope you've written a love song or two
i know your wife will love them
being that they're from you

SO-L: vocal, acoustic guitars
JW: electric guitars, piano, yamaha VSS-30, two-second harmonica groan, bass


released January 29, 2016
Written by Steven Oltean-Lepp
Recorded by Johnny West



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Tire Swing Co. Windsor, Ontario

Tire Swing Company is a folk based project led by singer/songwriter Steven Oltean-Lepp. Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Tire Swing Co. delivers beautifully textured roots music anchored by singer Steven’s unmistakable baritone voice. Sharp lyrics and deep emotional maturity draw in the listener to a familiar world celebrating the comforts and fears of youth through young adulthood. ... more

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