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Words & Music © 2014 Martha Groves Perry

V
I see you. Deep within that dried out shell a clear view
Peering through those shifting eyes you’re see-through
You plead for a witness to your pain
Your prison is banging in my brain.

V
It’s a secret. You held my gaze a long time and you told it.
It leaked out of your eyes, and I behold it.
More than you ever meant to tell.
You burden me with your private hell.


C
And I’m longing for my heart to sing
I’ll ring out like a bell; I’ve got so much more to tell
And I will be free.

B
Break out of your dried up shell; speak your truth all by yourself
Find your own escape from what you’ve hidden from yourself.
Leave me out of all your pain; I can do without the stain.
I need unadulterated liberty.

V
You’re hiding. I won’t try to seek you ‘cause I’m finding
To live my life without you is exciting.
I am no longer in your cage.
The best way to love is disengage.

C
And I’m longing for my heart to sing
I’ll ring out like a bell; I’ve got so much more to tell
And I will be free.
I hold the key.
I'm free.

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from something good, track released September 1, 2016
Martha Groves Perry - vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Kenny Schick - electric guitar, percussion, bass, dobro, baritone guitar, backing vocals

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Martha Groves Perry California

Martha Groves Perry is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Her original music has a straightforward, introspective, and sometimes edgy clarity, is a fresh mix of blues, rock, and folk with vocals that move easily from lyric to gritty. Her penetrating viewpoint ranges from unbothered amusement to fearless truth-telling.

As a vocalist and cellist, she toured with Michelle Shocked.
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