Joshua Lavender

Joshua Lavender

 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkAmericana

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Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Crease in the Page

Written By: Joshua Lavender

Crease in the Page

Music and lyrics by Joshua Lavender

He was a bandit in the desert, he was a buffoon in the bar
He was a shot above the limit with the sheriff right behind his car
He kept sorrow in his pockets and his face held a grin
And he wrote songs to suit whatever mood he was in

And his whole life felt like a crease in the page
Worn and torn a bit more with each song he sang
And Lord, when he played, it nearly made your heart break
‘Cause his whole life felt like a crease in the page

He sang the love songs softly, he played the blues hard and loud
He’d kill a murder ballad, then hand a dirty joke to the crowd
His friends stood on tables, said he’s the best in the whole damn world
But the world just ignored him until the page lay old and curled

And his whole life felt like a crease in the page
Worn and torn a bit more with each song he sang
And Lord, when he played, it nearly made your heart break
‘Cause his whole life felt like a crease in the page

Tell me, my friend, if to live is to fly
Why did you end up waitin’ round to die?

His whole life felt like a crease in the page
Worn and torn a bit more with each song he sang
And Lord, when he played, it nearly made your heart break
‘Cause his whole life felt like a crease in the page

He kept sorrow in his pockets and his face held a grin
And he wrote songs to suit whatever mood he was in