Praying for Time

by Aaron English

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A cover of - & tribute to - George Michael, who died 12/25/16 at the age of 53.

Thanks to Montana cellist & YouTube star Jesse Ahmann for coming to Seattle to collaborate on this track with me. And thanks to my supporters on Patreon who have made it possible for me to produce new music & videos for you in 2016 & beyond!

lyrics

These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars and the choosers

This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But we'll take our chances
Because god's stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us alt out to play
Turned his back and all god's children
Crept out the back door

And it's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
Well maybe we should all be praying for time

These are the days of the empty hand
Oh you hold on to what you can
And charity is a coat you wear twice a year

This is the year of the guilty man
Your television takes a stand
And you find that what was over there is over here

So you scream from behind your door
Say "what's mine is mine and not yours"
I may have too much but i'll take my chances
Because god's stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things they sold you
Did you cover your eyes when they told you
That he can't come back
Because he has no children to come back for

And it's hard to love when there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
So maybe we should all be praying for time

credits

released December 31, 2016
Piano, vocal: Aaron English
Cello: Jesse Ahmann

Lyrics & music written by George Michael

Produced, engineered & mixed by Don Gunn

Filmed & recorded at Hall of Justice, Seattle WA

Video edited by Aaron English, video filmed by Jeff Leisawitz & Don Gunn

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Aaron English Seattle, Washington

The band's distinctive sound is ambitious, world-beat-influenced art rock a la Peter Gabriel and Led Zeppelin, driven by Aaron English's vivid lyrics, acrobatic voice, and deft piano work. Also incorporating high-energy rock, pulsing electronics, and instrumentation from five continents into the band's recordings and live shows. ... more

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