The Songsmith's Apprentice

by Tom Mitchell

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I'll tell you a story, let you picture the scene
A man spots a kid who can't be more than sixteen
Says I'm here to help you, I'm here to intervene

The talent you're honing is your ride out of here
The demons you're bearing, they will soon disappear
You'll leave them behind, you'll find another gear

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal

A clique counts for nothing when you're over eighteen
What people will remember is the kindness they've seen
Don't try and be what you're told by a magazine

So you suffer inside and you try not so show it
But you're big in Japan, you just don't even know it
Bet you never thought you'd be held in such high esteem

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal

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released November 23, 2013
Written, performed and produced by Tom Mitchell

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Tom Mitchell Bristol, UK

Tom Mitchell is a writer of melodically haunting and dynamic compositions, infused with a mellow and ambient 60s folk reminiscence. He first picked up a guitar at the age of 11, wowed by the finger-style skill of Mark Knopfler. 21 years later, the self-chosen solo artist now charms his audience with soulful, silky vocals and an imaginative and ensouled sense of storytelling. ... more

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