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Honest Man

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Honest Man

I went down to the riverside
Way on down where the water’s deep and wide
I stripped right down to my naked skin
I jumped in the river and hoped I’d learn to swim

Cause I knew the river would take me
or I’d learn
And whether I live or die
ain’t none of the river’s concern

Well I call myself an honest man
The truth is I just do the best I can
Sometimes truth ain’t worth a damn
Once you find yourself caught up in a crooked plan

Well an honest man will always be true
But comes a time an honest man just won’t do

Well I thrashed across to the other side
I must admit I’m surprised to be alive
If I get gone ‘fore the break of day
There’s still a chance that I might get away

When they find my clothes by the river on the ground
I’m hoping that they’ll guess that I have drowned
‘Cause everybody knows that I can’t swim
They’ll say I drowned myself due to my sin
I know that it’s dishonest yes that’s true
But sometimes honesty just won’t do
Sometimes honesty just won’t do

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Reefwalker said

great tune cave. clean EQ, tight mix. Keep thinking of a blues harp addition in there somewhere...

Guest said

Top quality post. Ticks all the boxes for me and then some.

Guest said

rockin tune had to play some piano with it

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Nick P said

Great song...all the songs on the new album are wonderful!

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Wildgeas Music said

I have way to many Cave Street favorites. The list is long indeed. This one takes the cake bro. Honestly :) Play it loud....

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Greg Connor said

I love it!

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Dirty Spirits said

stylin' . great clean sound. guitar and rhythm are blended so nicely.