Hardened and Tempered

Sad songs dress pretty.

ricochet

Here comes your traveling caravan
The freak show fly-by-night
Peddling riddles like razor wire
In the borderlands

The crowd falls fast for your snake-oil sell
‘Round and ‘round you go
All your lies I know
You cast an empty spell

Running through the maze of your confusion
You stand before me now the grand illusion
Your house of mirrors reflection, changing direction
You ricochet

You smile at me with a carny’s delight
There is no chance or skill
You take your aim at will
And set me in your sights

It’s a hair-trigger pull with the hammer down
Step right up, get ready
Breath held, hand stand
Fire a trick-shot round

Running through the maze of your confusion
You stand before me now the grand illusion
Your house of mirrors reflection, changing direction
You ricochet

White heat burns from the flash bang blast
Little bits of truth
Like shrapnel piercing through
The skin’s aftermath

Running through the maze of your confusion
You stand before me now the grand illusion
Your house of mirrors reflection, changing direction
You ricochet 

Written by Kristin L. Davidson (BMI)
Kristin Davidson: vocals, guitar, pedal steel
Carolyn Phillips: vocals
Lloyd Maines: guitars, bass
Pat Manske: percussion

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