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Sugar on My Tongue

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This house is full of stale air, and the stench of kerosene
These windows ain't been open since the garden here was green
For three months it's been snowing like a monochromic dream
These dusty thoughts of you, they won't stop ripping at my seams

Maybe you're the medicine that I've been waiting for
But it seems to me the sickness might be better than the cure
I'm always drawn to poison when it's sweet against my tongue
The sugar coating hides it while my body's going numb

    So numb
    So numb
    Like sugar on my tongue

My vision is so narrow through this telescopic lens
It magnifies the secrets as the broken image bends, and all I 
See is the reflection of someone who looks like you
But I�m too jaded from the journey to make sense of all the truth

But the camera sees the things we miss, it freezes us in time
And it catches every frame as we go tumbling through our lives
And it holds us to a standard that we're never gonna meet
The trying is so bitter when the sugar is so...


Well, my mind has been in shambles since you crashed into my life
I've been balancing my weakness on the corner of a knife, and I keep
Slipping into places where I never thought I'd be
If temptation is my guardian, I never will be free

    So numb
    You've won
    So numb
    Like sugar on my tongue
    Like sugar on my tongue


Tuning: Standard, capo 2

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G  A  Bm  
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G  A

Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 5 out of 69 shows since introduction (7%)
Played at 3 out of 23 non-open mic shows since introduction (13%)
There have been 32 show(s) since the last play.


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  Discussion: Sugar on My Tongue

Mariana (anon) · 7 years, 4 months ago
Lovely song, still trying to figure out how to play it on my guitar. I can't play that fast =)
Josh Woodward Back · 7 years, 4 months ago
Heh, yeah, it is a little frantic. But the fingerpicking pattern is pretty much the usual alternating-thumb thing. It sounds a little different because I'm fretting fairly high, so the open strings give me lower pitches than the strings under them.
sheep (anon) · 7 years, 3 months ago
i love the lyrics here. good job josh! so many good lines in this song (=
Devan Harris (anon) · 5 years, 10 months ago
This is a kick ass d=song it has so many powerful lyrics. All i got to say is josh you are the man.
Rose (anon) · 2 years, 3 months ago
=13pxJosh, do you ever reveal the meaning of your songs? I love this one, it's beautiful... I'm so very curious about the meaning. 

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