Smooth As Thorns

from The Hornet's Nest by Curtis McMurtry

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lyrics

I wave my hands
and part the sea
while you look on
impressed but not amazed

will you be alright
if I’m never perfect
will you be alright
if I fall to pieces
will you be alright
if I don’t become the one you dream of

your words sink in
smooth as thorns
simple and precise

I bare my teeth
respond in kind
gentle as the ice

will I be alright
if you’re never perfect
will I be alright
if you fall to pieces
will I be alright
if you don’t become the one I dream of

but you can’t let me go
and I can’t let you go

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from The Hornet's Nest, released February 24, 2017
Curtis McMurtry- banjo, vocals
Diana Burgess- cello, vocals
Nathan Calzada- trumpet, vocals
Taylor Turner- upright bass

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Curtis McMurtry Austin, Texas

Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic indie folk about the selfish and the cowardly. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis' music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations. He specializes in sad songs and mean songs, and considers his catalogue to be "music for people that like to read." ... more

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