If You Don't Want Me

from by Chris Shepard



I've taken my time
And I've given it
But you've got your life
And you're living it

And it feels like Fall today
And a feeling of change has washed over me
And I've got only one thing to say

If you don't want me...
I don't want you

Maybe I've tried a little too hard
And pushed you away just a little too far
But I'm too old to pretend
That I can't see the imminent end
So it's good night and lights out, my friend

If you don't want me...
I don't want you

I've gone over everything
That I can think to change
And I've given enough of my soul
I'm tired of wasting my time on futility
So now I'm releasing your hold

If you don't want me...
I don't want you

So I'll go it alone
As I always have
There's no use in fooling myself
In my little world there is no one else
And I'm thinking I like it that way

If you don't want me...
I don't want you


from The Sweetbrier Sessions, released January 1, 2012



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Chris Shepard Roanoke, Virginia

"Chris Shepard ... an uncompromising original artist with a unique, darkly comic vision. He is also able to write affecting lyrics and memorable melodies in conventional song format. As a performer, he has a powerful and rhythmic guitar technique, and sings with exceptional strength and range. He deserves widespread recognition."

Randy Walker, Roanoke Times
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