Song Name: What Were You Thinking?

Songwriter: Ember Swift

Copyright: 2009

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Lyrics:

What Were You Thinking?

You rolled out your paintings on the fresh cut grass
It was a bold introduction to say the least
We poured over your aching, following your lead felt brave enough to ask
of course you answered

You said I am both the painter and the paint
Both the sinner and the saint
The dancer and the dance
These were the chances that I took
At once the singer and the song
But I got the words all wrong
The author and the book
then I took a long hard look at myself

What were you thinking?

You were like a prophet
And I know you didn't know it
An oracle that seemed to fall from country skies
You lived your life along the edges
Left your art littering the lawn
And now that you are gone may this song serve as goodbye

You were both the painter and the paint…
Both the sinner and the saint
The dancer and the dance
These were the chances that you took
At once the singer and the song
But you got the words all wrong
The author and the book
then I took a long hard look at myself

All the teachings from my father
The words go round
All the thinkin' that I've done
You know I still can't figure out
What it would take to make you
Wish I could say we all knew
Why you would go, why you would go
What were you thinkin'?

You know I still can't figure out
What it would take to make you
Wish I could say we all knew
Why you would go, why you would go
What were you thinkin'?

You were both the painter and the paint….
Then you took a long hard look at yourself…
Now let's take a long, hard look at ourselves

And now that you are gone, may this song serve as goodbye
goodbye

What were you thinking when you hung your head and died?