That Face That You Put On (Live)

from by Nigel Walsh

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Well, ain’t that cute? That face that you put on when you’re buying a new suit
Don’t you look so grand? Livin’ all your life with your head stuck in the sand
With your face down in your hands, although you’ve met all their demands
When you realize it’s as shallow as a child’s cooking pan?

Love, she comes and goes - she’ll pinch you like a foxtail stuck in between your toes
My memory corrodes - leaping like a frog to lilies, then sinking like a toad
Like some heavy, heavy load on a steam-train down the road
When the conductor is too slow, but one day, I’ll come and steal you from the blows

The ship’s out on the sea - racing from the waters for it’s mortal chance to flee
Oh! But that ain’t me - I’m running through the cornfield while you burn it to it’s knees
The fire rages up the trees, as the band plays it’s melody
And the sun is sinking down behind the sea

The moon is rising up, and it’s children do appear
One last chance to let go, as you rise above the fear

Now night, she’s here at last - I didn’t know when I awoke that she’d be comin’ here so fast
The text is on the wire, blooming like a rose in Spring, or the road-worn gypsy choir
While the home is blazing fire, and the phone is through the liar
Well, it’s just like that old brazen funeral pyre

Copyright © 2012 by Nigel Walsh Music


from Live at The Mint, released July 4, 2015



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Nigel Walsh Los Angeles, California

Nigel Walsh is a singer-songwriter from California. After playing piano nearly all his life, he spent his last $100 on a guitar in 2009. Thanks to his showmanship and talent for writing infectious, compelling songs, his performances have prompted comparisons to Bob Dylan, Ray Lamontagne and The Band. Nigel is currently touring to promote his upcoming album "Forces of Nature." ... more

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