John Shipe - Some Hidden Things

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Shipe has shared the bill w/ Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Blind Melon, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Keb Mo, Cake, Tower of Power, Jerry Joseph, Jimmy Cliff, Derek Trucks, Los Lobos, Tony Furtado, Hootie & The Blowfish, and more. With 200 songs, 15 years of touring, and 9 albums, he’s plays coffeehouses, bars, halls, theatres and festivals. 30 Shipe tunes played on 100 radio stations. He embraces any genre, lyrically rich, with colorful characters. Shipe plays mostly acoustic solo shows.


You didn't like my version of you.
You couldn't relate to the picture I drew.
You said it doesn't ring true.
You threw it away, and you called me a such-n-such.
You said there are some things we shouldn't touch.
Oh you protest too much.
Some hidden things might be easier
than the crap we live with day after day.
What I really mean is, what scares you the most
Just might bring on the light of day.
It's what you finally need at last,
To help you forget about the past--
Some hidden things.
You say that I don't know you very well.
So bring me inside and walk me through your shell.
You got some secrets to tell.
My style is firm but my load is light.
And I can take it even if you bite.
My star is burning bright.
I'm on your dark side, and I will tell the truth
No matter what you do.
What I'm trying to say is that it's not so dark
And not so hard to see things through.
It's what you finally need at last,
To help you forget about the past.
Some hidden things,
Some hidden things.
You didn't like my version of you.


from The Color Of Music, released June 5, 2012



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