The Wedding Gift

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"The Wedding Gift" is the first single off of John Black's debut solo EP, The Miles In Between. It was written in April 2012, demo'd in May 2013, and finally recorded entirely in Black's home studio in 2018.

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So, you bought yourself a bride
with your money and your time
and those two letters that they put after your name.
And you? You found yourself a man
with a seventeen year plan
and a nice big home to live in too.
Well, good for you... right?
Haha, yeah. Good for you.

So, now you'll latch onto his name,
change your religion, play the game,
and you'll fake all of his interests too.
But as the years, they will go by,
all your energy will die
because you never truly focused on you.

Well, I already know what I am,
I got no illusions, no delusions,
no grand master plan.
But what I do know about myself thus far,
it's that these six strings on this guitar
have given me more joy in my "pathetic" life
than you ever will.

So, you bought yourself a bride,
with the same brown beady eyes,
and you think she truly gives a damn about you.
But all these plans that you have made,
this parent-funded masquerade,
is just another life she'll latch into.

Well, I already know what I am,
I got no illusions, no delusions,
no grand master plan.
But what I do know about myself thus far,
it's that these six strings on this guitar
have given me more joy in my "pathetic" life
than you ever will.

I don't want to be angry no more, no I don't.
I don't want to keep fighting this imaginary war.
But one thing that I've learned since our fall from the bliss,
it's that if anyone ever tells you how to live,
you tell them this. You say:

Well, I already know what I am,
I got no illusions, no delusions,
no grand master plan.
But what I do know about myself thus far,
it's that these six strings on this guitar
have given me more joy in my "pathetic" life
than you ever will.

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from The Miles In Between, released October 2, 2018
Lyrics and Music Written, Recorded, and Produced by John Black

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John Black New York, New York

JOHN BLACK originally hails from NYC. Formerly the frontman of the powerhouses MAKESHIFT LULLABY and SARAH'S REDEMPTION, he began to release music under his solo moniker in 2015 hoping to branch out. His music has been described as a haunting blend of ambient pop with definitive rock influences and intelligent, catchy lyrics and choruses. ... more

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