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Some Burden

from fin​.​begin by Jeffrey Simmons

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V1
D A aug
I could lay right down here and die
Am B aug
But I’ll be sure the door’s left open wide
Em G Em G
there’s better ways I’d rather, to make sure the flies to gather
A A aug
but in the end, does it even really matter?

V2
and I know I have lived a good life
a couple kids and purdy little wife
wasn’t rich but things were stable, wasn’t skilled but I was able
but have I left enough to put food out on the table

instrumental verse 1X

V3
Now, when it is I see my demise
don’t dress me in a some stuffy suit and a tie.
lay me down on magazines, newspaper with some gasoline
light a match and tell a tale about me

G A D G
Please don’t you say, you’ll miss me tomorrow when you can’t stand me today?
E7 A A aug
They always seem to love you the most, when you’re not around.

V4
please don’t let my passing hang and loom
maybe it’s cocky to posthumously presume
I know I wasn’t easy to be around to please me
I could be a bastard, yeah my nature wasn’t breezy

Why is it you say, you’ll miss me tomorrow when you can’t stand me today?
They always seem to love you the most, when you’re not around.

instrumental verse 1X

V5
I could lay right down here and die
But I’ll be sure the door’s left open wide
there’s better ways I’d rather, to make sure the flies to gather
but in the end, does it even really matter?

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from fin​.​begin, released May 13, 2014

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Jeffrey Simmons Austin, Texas

Jeffrey Simmons creates classic Pop music in the tradition of Harry Nilsson, Ron Sexsmith and Elliott Smith, complete with varied instrumental arrangements and rich vocals. Since 1999 Jeffrey has released 5 albums. Critics have compared his work to The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, XTC, The Kinks and The Beatles. "Failure of the Horse and Buggy is close to pop perfection" Tape Op Magazine ... more

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