Hands Over My Mouth

from by Chris Mullen

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Hands Over My Mouth

I'm just a singer of simple songs to you
But things can get so complicated
It's hard to tell the truth
The less you say the less you stand to lose
I've only got myself to blame
When I'm no deeper than a baseball game
And these excuses tend to keep me tame
But the truth is stronger than a hurricane
I'm just a singer with my hands over my mouth
A politician with an empty plan
To never let you down
An architect that could never draw a house
'Cause I worry when I draw those lines
I've got to leave something on the other side
And I get to thinking that it's such a crime
To speak the questions that are on my mind
We want honesty but we don't tell the truth
We want friendship but we keep our friends from being close
We want love but we want a back door out
And if you want the truth
I've got no excuse
Except these hands over my mouth
There's just joy and there's just a little peace
Just a bit of everything we need
On the other side of the lies we choose to speak
And if I'm honest with myself
It's easier to be someone else
It's being who you are and making no excuses
That's hard as hell


from Hands Over My Mouth, track released June 23, 2011
All music and lyrics by Chris Mullen



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