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Guaranteed to Bleed

from TOP​-​20 by Dallas Doctor



"If you get lucky, there'll be moments of magic, ..."

(If you've read World Without Love: A Collection of Short Stories That Together Tell a Story by Dallas Doctor, you'll recognize this as the song at the very end of the book. It recounts several stories told in the book ... and it makes a LOT more sense AFTER you're familiar with the stories ...


Guaranteed to Bleed
(Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor)
©2012 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

In my Bleeding Madras shirt
And button-fly 501s
I stepped out on the stage
My journey had begun
I sang “World Without Love”
Made her turn her head
The prettiest girl in the room
Turned to me and said: (She said:)

You’ll never get everything you want
You already have all that you need
If you get lucky, there’ll be moments of magic
But you’re .. Guaranteed to Bleed!

Sometimes to get along
It's tempting not to say it
He saw it on the setlist
Told us not to play it
We couldn't get permission
He told us to obey
But it was "Blowin' in the Wind"
So we played it anyway - (Chorus)

So we set out on the road
With our songs to see the world
We didn’t see much
But we sure did see some girls
Nights under the lights
Playin’ loud and keepin’ score
If I could do it different
I’d only do it more … (But) – [Chorus]:

There will be stones unturned
There will be songs unsung
There will be promises broken
And deeds undone
There will be bitter disappointments
And dreams overdue
We rarely recognize 'em
When they do come true

Now my bleeding Madras shirt
It's hangin’ on the wall
Between the miles and the memories
The ones that I recall
But I remember what she said
Her words of wisdom came to pass
Tonight to all you dreamers
I’ll raise my glass (.. and say.. ) [Chorus]:


from TOP​-​20, released March 6, 2018
Produced by Jon Mark Lundell;
Dallas Doctor Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar & Organ;
Jon Mark Lundell: Drums, Bass & Backing Vocals.
Recorded at The Bates Motel (Atlanta) and The Triple Nickel (NYC).
Mastered by Jon Mark Lundell at The Bates Motel (Atlanta).


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