Shut Up

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a fairly autobiographical song about not living up to your own expectations, and praying for forgiveness anyway

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so you wrote some new tunes
bought a new pair of shoes
but you can't chase your blues away
so you drank all that booze
tryin' to change your attitude
but you've run out of songs to play

so just shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what you have to say
you say all that you want is forgiveness
but you don't give it, you just take it away
no you don't give it, you just take it away

so you'll lock all your doors
cover your windows with boards
but the cracks still let in the light
so you'll sing all your songs
at the top of your lungs
but you can't seem to get it right

so just shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what you have to say
you say all that you need is forgiveness
but you never give it, you just take it away
no you don't give... you just take away

so i'll shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what i have to say
and all that i need is forgiveness
i don't deserve it... is what i know you will say
but i need it to keep them away
it's hard to let go, and i know you're afraid
but i'm scared too... forgive me, i pray

and let's be scared together
yeah let's be scared together
let's be scared together
oh yeah let's be scared together

and let's be scared together
yeah let's be scared together
oh let's be scared together
let's be scared together

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from Loren Radis, released January 15, 2009
Loren Radis - Writing, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matt Schmitz - Drums
Bo Radis - Mixing

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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