Hardened and Tempered

Sad songs dress pretty.

family secrets

History of heartbreak runs through my veins
So many untold stories and misplaced shame
I wonder if I was born just to carry forward
These burdens of yours that are not my own

So I saved face and held my tongue
I sure smiled pretty as I came undone

I can’t fall in love without reminding you of your regrets
I can’t pour a drink without thinking why you never left
I’m the one trapped inside when you cage the past
You can’t deny what you won’t confess about the family secrets

The whole town talks in whispers ‘bout the sins of my bloodline
I know now the blame you cast around was truth in disguise
I found misplaced letters torn in pieces
They revealed the mystery of your high treason

I never asked for much
But you thought the truth was too much to want

I can’t fall in love without reminding you of your regrets
I can’t pour a drink without thinking why you never left
I’m the one trapped inside when you cage the past
You can’t deny what you won’t confess about the family secrets

I never asked for much
But you thought the truth was too much to want

I can’t fall in love without reminding you of your regrets
I can’t pour a drink without thinking why you never left
I’m the one trapped inside when you cage the past
You can’t deny what you won’t confess about the family secrets

Written by Kristin L. Davidson (BMI)
Carolyn Phillips: vocals

Kristin Davidson: guitar
Lloyd Maines: guitar, bass

Pat Manske: percussion
Jane Gillman: octave mandolin
Riley Osbourn: keys

 

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