Tongue Tied

by John Sieger

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It occurred to me it might be funny to sing about a guy going on and on and on about how he can't express himself. That's all.


Some words are overused
There's some Id like to use on you
Some night I'd like to try
To tell you how I feel but I
Get all balled up deep inside
Honey now my tongue is tied

You look like you can tell
I'm trying and you wish me well
One wish won't make it so
If I can't learn to let it go
I guess I'll stay dissatisfied
Till that day my tongue is tied

Tied up in double knots
I give it every thing I got
Can't loosen up with drink
The more I try—the more I think
A wire's crossed circuits fried
The end result my tongue is tied

I've heard that talk is cheap
They say still waters all run deep
No one would ever guess
The source of my unappiness
I'd like to be a shallow guy
But I can't cause my tongue is tied

My tongue is tied—can't say no more
I just don't know what talkin's for
A vow of silence I should take
And that's one promise I won't break
And then they'll say I never lied
I couldn't cause now my tongue was tied

© 2009 John Sieger


released May 1, 2009
Kelli Gonzalez sings the lovely high octave part.



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John Sieger Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Sieger leads a great Midwestern band, Semi-Twang. He is a songwriter and a singer, but not a singer/songwriter. He also plays guitar. His songs have been recorded by over 20 artists, from Dwight Yoakam and Flaco Jimenez on the Americana side, to The BoDeans and Jerry Harrison over in the land of rock. He has collaborated with Michael Feldman on songs for as long as he can remember. ... more

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