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Rhymes With Surrender

from 100 Stories Vol. 3 by Jason Paul Johnston

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Rhymes with Surrender
© Jason Paul Johnston 2008

I’m no first offender - but I’m a mentor – to the contender – for the lightweights of shame
Then I’m a vendor of all the splendor – every smile I can render - as I light the spotlight of blame

And I can’t remember – how I was sent here - with this busted fender – or the way I came
Oh, it was last September – or maybe November - when I was a member – of the human race

Oh I’m a dissenter, and then a repenter, as I show my gender and mumble her name
Become a pretender, holding my tempter as I douse the embers, on this eternal flame

If I could just enter, into the center and be a defender of my rightful place
But I just dismember, every help every fence here, and forget the slender, nerve that moves your embrace



from 100 Stories Vol. 3, released April 1, 2012


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Jason Paul Johnston Lexington, Kentucky

Jason is the son of a preacher from the Great White North (Canada) and a music teacher from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds. Jason released his first album "Willows Motel" in 2009. It was an americana inspired album of eleven originals and one old gospel tune. Jason is now working on a series of follow-up albums: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10 ... more

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