Life I Want to Live

from Jared Both & the Secret Hymns by Jared Both

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lyrics

well I can't write songs like Jim Guthrie
or play the drums like Justin Beiber
I can't afford a big synthesizer system
A marshall stack stadium sound is outa the question
But that don't matter much
and I don't need it anyway

Cause I don't need no life of fame,
I don't want my name on the hit parade
I just want to live the life that my mother raised me for
if we raise our kids working on a Parkhead farm
we'll sing gospel music on the porch

yah that's the kind of life I want to live.

I want to write songs that motivate me
to plant more food and watch less tv
shovels in my hand, now grab the handle
seeds are in my bags, let's go and plant 'em
this is more then self motivation,
it's the beginning of a conversation
How do I be more like my heroes?
If I were to die today choking on my cheerios?
What kind of life would I want to live?

Unison backing vocals
What’s the kind of life we want to live?

Dorothy Day and Peter Mauirin
Started a revolution in New York City
Woke up praying on their knees
organized their lives for the works of mercy
fed the stranger, gave them food and clothes
dreamed of a new world in the shell of an old
that's the kind of life I want to live.

Unison backing vocals
That's the revolution we want to live


Backing vocals “oooh” and “ahhh”
We don't want no slice of fame,
We don't want our name on the hit parade
I just want to live the kind of life, my mother raised me for
if we raise our kids in a downtown neighbourhood
we'll play gospel music in the city streets
yah that's the kind of life we want to live.

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from Jared Both & the Secret Hymns, released March 1, 2020

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Jared Both London, Ontario

I am a songwriter from Southern Ontario who has recorded and performed with:
Barn Owl (Toronto)
-Young Feathers (Kitchener & Hamilton)
-Gospel of Barn Owl (Hamilton)

Now I'm recording and releasing music under my own name with friends from past bands and new friends in London Ontario where I live now.
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