• NPR TINY DESK CONTEST 2017 ENTRY || To The Hopeless — Baggage & Burdens

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    This is my submission for the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest 2017.

    Good luck to everyone!

    If you're interested, you can listen to more of my music for free, on Spotify: http://bit.ly/spottth
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    Feel like singing along? Here's the words:

    [Verse 1]
    Oh, I know I can do better.
    We can always do better than we got.
    And you're nothing close to perfect,
    but still you're everything I want.
    And we all have our problems
    but I'll take you and everything that comes along

    I just wanted you to be okay...

    [Chorus]
    I broke my back to carry your baggage and burdens,
    and I resigned myself to the risk of disappointment,
    I just wanted you to be okay.
    Throw your worries to the wind
    like ashes in the the breeze,
    Just say the word and let me in.
    I'll give you everything I am.
    I'll give you all the love I have.

    [Verse 2]
    But I'm trapped in wishful thinking.
    A life deprived of sleeping
    but never short on dreams.
    I threw my last coin in the fountain
    now I'm watching all my wishes sink.

    I just wanted you to be okay...

    [Chorus]
    I broke my back to carry your baggage and burdens,
    and I resigned myself to the risk of disappointment,
    I just wanted you to be okay.
    Throw your worries to the wind
    like ashes in the the breeze,
    Just say the word and let me in.
    I'll give you everything I am.
    I'll give you all the love I have.

    [...]
    You drive me back and forth
    between heaven and hell.
    If you don't want it, baby, let me know,
    I'll go somewhere else.
    You drive me back and forth
    between heaven and hell.
    If you don't want it, baby, let me know
    I'll love someone else.

    You say you want the undying love of a man,
    and everything I do for you screams "here I am!"
    But now you tell me that I'm too attached,
    and you kill everything I thought we had.

    So I'm moving on.
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