They Also Hunt Who Only Shoot and Miss

by Les Visible

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I've been there so long it looks like here to me
I've been inside out and back and forth you see
I've been all around the town
Screwing myself into the ground over you

I've been down to where it looks like up to me
I've been now and then and sometimes I've been free
I've been in a thousand wars
Killing myself for truth
I found that pie in the sky and I had a piece

I've been day and night till death has scratched my back
I've been checked and mated on the white and black
I've been under and overrun
And worshiped like the sun
And slept with nearly everyone in town

I've been round the roads I've seen you walking back
And counted coup like a banker's heart attack
I've been waiting in the rain
I got mugged on lover's lane
And I held my hand out to cup the morning dew


CHORUS
And just cause you can't see it
Doesn't mean it isn't there
And just because you can don't mean it is
The moral of this story is a timeless allegory
They also hunt who only shoot and miss


You know there is a price for being free
It's hard as Hell to do it naturally
Walk a mile in those shoes
And sing that blind man's blues
And teach the wind another way to blow

I've been fronted time behind the clocks of fools
And broken laws when outlaws made the rules
I've come from behind to lose
If I had to pick and choose
I would lay my love like a rose on the grave of your mind

I've been singing songs but no one sings along
I do what's right but sometimes it goes wrong
I'll catch you by the sea
In a place called memory
And maybe it will work out after all

CHORUS
And just cause you can't see it
Doesn't mean it isn't there
And just because you can don't mean it is
The moral of this story is a timeless allegory
They also hunt who only shoot and miss

I was out of luck till I tried it on for size
It fit real good while I was still alive
And after that it's just the way it goes
I'll catch you by the sea, in a place called memory
And after this well baby no one knows

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released June 13, 2020

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