I Had To Face It (Demo)

by Drew Sheafor

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Written in July 2014. Lyrics written mostly by Drew Sheafor with the great help of Neil C. Luke. Huge thanks to Neil for preserving the lyrics, helping arrange the song, and for the fire from the bottom of his rubber sole.

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When I was runnin’, I’d never look back

No matter how much blood, was left in my tracks



I’d magically erase things, I wouldn’t have to try

Wiping it away was the only thing that allowed me to get by



But I had to face it, Oh Lord

I had to face it, on my own

I had to face it…



And when I thought that I was lovin’,

I was building up my pride

All the while a searchin’,

for the next thing to catch my eye



That’s why when I was younger, runnin’ was my game

These days I don’t run no more

,I just sleep the days away



And I had to face it, Oh Lord

I had to face it, on my own

I had to face it…


All the while I’m healin’, I’m still takin’ wounds

Got to repair faster, with plenty room to move



I’ve lost most the masks now; you lose them along the way

Lightens the load with less rattling, and no more staging plays



And I had to face it, Oh Lord

I had to face it, on my own

I had to face it…


Now that I can fly now, I can see for miles

Facing piles of trials now, it became my style


And now when I am dreamin’, I go further than I did

Pulling out the stops now, slashing old curtain rigs


And I had to face it, Oh Lord

I had to face it, on my own

I had to face it…


Through fantasies and plans and schemes, we still shoot through the roofs

We’ve always been far off the charts; just our breathin’ is living proof

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released May 30, 2016

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Drew Sheafor Saint Louis, Missouri

Started playing guitar in 2004. Started messing around with writing songs in 2005. Been singing since I was a kid. Sometimes I don't know what I'm doing, and sometimes I know exactly what I'm doing. I play in three projects. Old Capital Square Dance Club, The Barn Mice, and The Heartbreaking Lightwalkers. I ain't dead yet, and fully intend to continue this musical adventure. ... more

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