When the Woods Whisper (Single)

by Jake Gussman

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For better or for worse, Childhood was a special thing....

Thanks to Matthew Montagano for providing drums to this recording on short notice. It really helped fill out the mix.

Thanks to my brother Steven Gussman for being this songs champion from its conception. For keeping me keen to what it was about, for always being around for a listen, and for some last minute 4:00 am cover shots.
Brothers. They're the best thing to be made. With similar DNA. baby.

lyrics

[Verse 1]
When he was young the world was small
The people and places seemed so tall
Riding home in your car, head out the window and hair on the wind
The evening leaves they seemed to call him

Through winding streets and neighborhoods
He pedaled; he pushed as fast as he could
Trusting only tires and steel to hold his weight
If he could move fast enough, he’d be safe

[Chorus 1]
Garages and basements and trees are the most accepting place that a boy will ever see
‘cause the people may scream but the woods only whisper

[Verse 2]
He heard the crashes in his dreams
But he woke up to a louder reality
In bed he tried to sew the seams
He thought if these sheets could only swallow me

In old photos he’d never smile
Sometimes he could only be a problem child
Behind these walls or off for miles
Doesn’t matter sometimes these things just take awhile

[Chorus 2]
Garages and basements and trees are the most accepting place that a boy will ever see
‘cause the people may scream but the woods only whisper

[Bridge]
He’s all alone in the forest
He wonders if they’ll even notice as the roots let loose that he’s falling down

[Chorus 3]
Garages and basements and trees are the most accepting place that a boy will ever see
‘cause the people may scream but the woods only whisper
The people may scream but the woods only whisper [x3]

credits

released October 8, 2016
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, and Cappuccino bottle- Jake Gussman
Drums- Matt Montagano
Written by Jake Gussman
Self produced In my home.

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Jake Gussman Medford, New Jersey

Jake Gussman:
A Magical Guy.
Writes songs.
Plays songs.
Maybe you'll like those songs.
You never know until you cry...

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