Nowhere But For You

from by Kev Corbett

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***One night, in a hotel room somewhere, I watched TV (which almost never happens). There was a show on, about stupid and/or unusual ways people had died. I started entertaining myself with lame ways I would have died, had my sweetie not come along and saved me from myself.***


I would be dead by the highway, or at the bottom of a lake
I would be lost in the mountains, or buried in a quake
I woulda been runover hitch hiking, gotten eaten by the wolves
Or be drunk in the streets and end up trampled by the bulls
I would be nowhere but for you.

I's prob'ly run over in the gold rush by a train coming 'round the bend
I'm generations of dead warriors who had ignominious ends
I'd prob'ly fall out of a tree, get eaten by the ants in my yard
I swear I have a Ph. D in getting hoist by my own petard
I would be nowhere but for you.

I woulda prob'ly died of syphilis, or lost all my teeth
I'd prob'ly live on TV dinners and do crack for relief
I'd prob'ly fall in a tree chipper or a sausage machine
Or go get myself a record deal, whatever that means
I would be nowhere but for you.

Maybe I'm smarter than I give myself credit for
For I found in you a lighthouse or a key to any door
At least it don't bug me if I can't figure it all out
You're the only one of us that knows what I'm about
I just know I need you.

I woulda been sucked up by the aliens, Major Tommed into space
Or sent by missionaries to some god-forsaken place
I coulda tried to get into money, got deep-sixed by the mob
Or forgot all my mom told me in some million-dollar job
I would be nowhere but for you.

So thanks for being who you are and believing in me
I'll try not to disappoint you while I'm knocking on this tree
And I will promise you right now that as long as there's a sun
I will not forget your kindness, and all the things you've done
I would be nowhere but for you.


from On the River Off the Lake, track released August 30, 2015
Kev Corbett: writer, voice, guitars, bass
Jason Mingo: Producer



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Kev Corbett Halifax, Nova Scotia

“The man is an exceptional guitar player – for one thing – but also writes extremely clever, finessed, clockwork folk-pop songs whose singable surface belies a tremendous underlying sense of craft. It was really great to see him again.” – Jowi Taylor, Six String Nation

“Well-crafted, skillfully written songs, dazzling guitar playing. Son of a Rudderless Boat is a marvelous listen.” – Penguin Eggs
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