Make Believe

from by John Bellows

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Tick tock grandfather clock big hands on his face are winding
And I’m hiding in a place where nobody can find me
Oh my god
Oh my god

Sit still he’s here dad’s mad and mom is crying
He’s a stubborn old man but she knows that he’s trying
Oh my god
Oh my god

These scenes between four walls ever expanding out
Your fingernails pinch at the needle in yr pocket
Still ill conceived you scratch and bleed in your make believe
As if the light of your life had come out of it’s closet

It sounds it screams devours your dreams so violent
And then planting it’s kiss onto the pillow you lie on
Oh my god
Oh my god

Distilled in white a transparent garment’s binding you
All of the celibate elders never cease to remind you
Their beading eyes insatiated for a piece of mind
And they’d whore their whole life away just to hound you

Message loud and clear and floating around from ear to ear
And as the sidewalk pulls away they pass you by and you’re screaming
Oh my god
Oh my god

You bite your tongue for the sake of being reminded
That they convinced us into thinking that the battle was lost
That our best interest was to all play dumb and we did

And I felt you fall when you were in such a state you couldn’t feel at all
Held hostage by the silent majority around you
We were left behind by the great big minds that think alike
And now we count our blessings in the loneliest of numbers

Retrieved revived then revealed in all its splendor
And then shot down dead with both its arms held up in surrender
Oh my god
Oh my god
Oh my god
Oh my god


from l o n g EP, released January 15, 2016
Marc Riordan - Drums
John Paul Glover - Bass
Joseph Starita - Cello



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John Bellows is a singer songwriter and home recorder from small town Kentucky, schooled in Chicago, and now back to the land in rural Washington.

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