The Hold Up

from by Whetherman



I went to a corner store
With holes in my drawers
I left all my cigarettes up in smoke
There was a man behind the counter
He hailed from Louisiana
And he was kind in our only encounter
I grabbed matches and booze
Cigarettes too, and he turned me a smile
That I wish I’d known awhile longer

And if it were any other day
I’d have been whistling and walkin’ away
But when life pulls the reigns
And whips at the mane
You can’t help but to find more pain

I gathered up my shame
I’d been feeling for days
It would not help me to sustain
And I thought of my kids
My wife and the shit we’d gone through just to get here to this
When you hit the bottom
And your soul is rotten
You just keep dropping a little lower

So I took a deep breath
From all I had left
I raised my hand, holding my regret
The pistol pointed last
And when I grabbed all the cash
He reached for his widow maker fast
Then all that transpired was done with one fire
And none of my shame was left to desire


from This Land, released June 16, 2017
Nicholas Williams - Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Tambourine
Dayna Osan - Violin
Adam Mantovani - Upright Bass
Arvid Smith - Pedal Steele
Alex Hayward - Drums



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Whetherman Jacksonville, Florida

Take one seasoned, bucolic folk artist and mix him with the easy-listening likes of Ray Lamontagne, crossed with all the poetic feels of Bob Dylan’s early recordings. Enter Whetherman, the music of 32 year-old independent troubadour Nicholas Williams, who has self-produced eight full-length albums of soulful folk music, with a highly anticipated new record 'This Land releasing in June of 2017.' ... more


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