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Perfect Ones Who Break

from by William Lee Ellis

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Like “God’s Tattoos,” this one is more about the journey than the prize. The tune’s own journey took on a radiant, night sky glow once Dickinson got his magic realism hands on it.

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We fumble when we're uncertain
That's when we should be at our best
Instead we draw a curtain
And put courage to rest

We lose what we hold too dearly
And grow into what we can't shake
I tell you these things sincerely
It's the perfect ones who break

Hold on to tomorrow
But tomorrow may not come and what will you do then
Lay down for tomorrow
It's the dreamer's song, it's the lover's end

It's what we find when we're not looking
It's the joy of the mistake
Hold me close while we're together
It's the perfect ones who break

credits

from God's Tattoos, released July 11, 2006
William Lee Ellis - vocals, guitars
Amy LaVere - bass
Paul Taylor - drums
Jim Dickinson - keyboards

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William Lee Ellis Memphis

"There's no one else playing exactly the same sort of music as William Lee Ellis," said legendary producer Jim Dickinson of the Americana/blues master acoustic guitarist. "It's as if he's invented his own sort of 'holy blues' genre."

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