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Bring Down Goliath b​/​w A Simple Song

by Simon Joyner

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    Bring Down Goliath featuring Richard Youngs and A Simple Song featuring Megan Siebe. Limited edition lathe cut record, on square clear plastic, cut by Mike Dixon at Lathe Cuts in Tucson. Sleeves are still being constructed but will be signed and numbered. Limited to 100. I'm charging a premium for these because I'm trying to raise as much money as possible for Grassroots Law Project, Color of Change, the Union for Contemporary Art and Culxr House. 100% of the profits will be divided between these organizations. Thank you for your help contributing to these organizations doing important anti-racist work at a crucial time in our democracy.

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Bring Down Goliath There are hatchet homes for howling souls where the gravel slides right off the roads and the sun don’t shine, it only scolds Electricity jumps from pole to pole You wake up there and your heart’s a mess You’ve got to get what’s eating you off your chest For even a ghost could use some rest from this never-ending terror You’ve got skeletons spilling out of your drawers and your tongue’s swollen from biting down so hard You say it ain’t true but you know that you are the one they’re all spilling for So you run as if you could slice through the air Then you turn to see the past is still right there She’s running her fingers through the waves in your hair, whispering, “Go ahead and try and escape me” You’ve got to get wise to your size ‘cause you’re crawling Can’t quite call them blue skies at all, my friend and the sun will rise or set with your hope or regret So, how come you whisper, why not let out a scream? Why open the road when you can float on a stream? You’ve gotta go down in the dirt if you want to come up clean What happened to your confidence and charisma? I can hear your voice now, floating in the sky, talking about truth and the lies that it implies Beauty is your umbrella and you always hold it high to shield you from the shower of dissension All the chaos-tongues and the rattling teeth predict the future so, digest your grief For, even a ghost could stand to lose some sleep over never-ending terror Now, there’s a statue in every square or park for protesters to mutilate after dark Saying, “This is that of which we want no part” with piss and spit and spray-paint You’ve got to aim high if you want to bring down Goliath because it ain’t just a stone when it ain’t just one life and the sun will rise or set with your hope or regret
A Simple Song (by Lyle Pearce Lovett) It's a simple song for simple feeling You see the moon and watch it rise Across the continent the night bird sings And somewhere someone hears its cry So disillusioned Keep your head down If you do they'll never know You'll have no answers to their questions And they will have to let you go And disenfranchised Revolution They'll take away by right what's yours And make you martyrs of your own cause When they don't know what cause it's for And all deserted Stand alerted They'll love you when you're all alone But you find a red rose in the morning light You wait the night and find it gone So hear my words with faith and passion For what I say to you is true And when you find the one you might become Remember part of me is you


released June 5, 2020


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Simon Joyner Omaha, Nebraska

Simon Joyner is a singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He's been flying under the radar since 1991, releasing music on various independent labels including: Team Love, Jagjaguwar, Sing Eunuchs!, Catsup Plate, One-Hour, Shrimper, Brinkman, Secretly Canadian, and Unread. He is also the co-founder of Grapefruit Records ( and an occasional producer of other people's albums. ... more


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