Put Me Down

by Jon Prophet

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This song uses the imagery of an old, beat up and neglected guitar as a metaphor for a particular experience I was having in a personal relationship at the time of writing it. As one does....


Played me like a cheap guitar
That I’ve held on to for so long
And it never stayed in tune past a couple of strums
When the strings come undone

Pick each note like it was
A bowl a glass that crashed against your ear
Fill all of this empty space
Now I’m one more useless souvenir

Feel all used up
Do I amuse you
How can I sooth you with my sound
Feel all used up
What did I do to make you
Put me right back down

Right back down
Put me down 2X

Through our time
You seemed to knock and scrape me
But still I would be heard
On my case a broken neck
It still my voice again
Stills my voice again



released October 25, 2011
Jon Prophet-vocals-bass-guitar
Wendy Jernigan-backing vocals
Peter Mott- drums



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Jon Prophet Austin, Texas

The short of it is, that I know music. It haunts my dreams, cuts through my soul. I hum, whistle and thump on cans, tables and bottles at the most inappropriate times. I feel I owe something to the art that has been my salvation.
My interest lies in making interesting music, so I soak up everything worth listening to. What you will hear at this point is only the beginning of the sonic experiment.
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