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IN BETWEEN

WELL, WE’RE LIVING IN A DARK WORLD
SHADOWS REIGN
RICH FOLK SWIM IN PLEASURE,
WHILE POOR FOLK DROWN IN PAIN
AND YOU KNOW IT’S A STARK WORLD
BLACK AND WHITE
THE SHADES OF GRAY ARE FADIN’
AS EVERYBODY CLAIMS
THAT THEY KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT

AND THE RIGHT HAND DOESN’T KNOW
WHAT THE LEFT HAND’S DOING
THE LEFT HAND NEVER REACHES TO THE RIGHT
AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO
THERE’S A CRISIS BREWING
CAN THE PEOPLE IN BETWEEN
RARELY HEARD AND SELDOM SEEN
BRING US TOWARD THE LIGHT

HAVE YOU LOOKED OUT YOUR WINDOW?
DO YOU READ THE NEWS?
WE FAIL TO SEE THE RAINBOW
IN A WORLD THAT’S RED OR BLUE
PEOPLE SHOUT FROM THE FRINGES
WHERE THEY PUSH EXTREMES
WHILE THE VOICES IN THE MIDDLE
SPEAK IN MUTED TONES OF FEAR
AND THEIR SHATTERED DREAMS

AND THE RIGHT SIDE DOESN’T HEAR
WHAT THE LEFT SIDE’S SAYING
THE LEFT SIDE NEVER LISTENS TO THE RIGHT
SO THE WORLD ERUPTS IN FEAR
WHILE THE FIDDLER’S PLAYING
CAN THE PEOPLE IN BETWEEN
RARELY HEARD AND SELDOM SEEN
BRING US TOWARD THE LIGHT

CAN WE MEET IN THE CENTER
CAN WE FIND OUR WAY
WILL WE TRY TO PAINT A RAINBOW
WILL WE SEE THE SHADES OF GREY
OR WILL WE CLOSE OUR EYES
TO THE GREATER NEED
AS OUR LEADERS PLAY THEIR GAMES
STOKE THE FIRE AND FAN THE FLAMES
WHILE THE PLANET BLEEDS

AND THE RIGHT HAND DOESN’T KNOW
WHAT THE LEFT HAND’S DOING
THE LEFT HAND NEVER REACHES TO THE RIGHT
AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO
THERE’S A CRISIS BREWING
CAN THE PEOPLE IN BETWEEN
RARELY HEARD AND SELDOM SEEN
BRING US TOWARD THE LIGHT

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from From My Mind to Your Ears (2013), released July 1, 2013
Music/Lyrics: Jack Nimersheim

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Jack Nimersheim Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fifty years!

That's how much time has passed since I first stepped on stage, picked up a guitar, and started playing music for the folks "out there".

Lucky for you, I don't have any recordings of those "teenage" performances. The albums on this page, however, provide a pretty good retrospective of the music I've been fortunate enough to help create, between the early '70s and now.

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