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Gut Punch

Say that you don’t want me

‘Cause I feel you slipping through my hands

The way I fell for you still haunts me

Guess I just can’t want what I can’t have

 

Your best friend said she don’t know

If you think about me

Or if I need to let it go

But I’m an open book my love

You give a boy enough hope

To feel like I had you

At least until I fucked it up 

Now I don’t think I had you at all

 

‘Cause she hit a weak spot

Then she took my clothes off

And I thought you’d care but you didn’t

I’d take a gut punch

Or whatever you want

Couldn’t hurt worse than the silence

 

It’s hard treading water ‘till I’m on your radar

It’s hard thinking about you with anyone

 

You’re out living your best life

Doesn’t feel right to try and reel you in

I’ll see you when I’m in the next life

When these Athens lights ain’t making my head spin

 

‘Cause she hit a weak spot

Then she took my clothes off

And I thought you’d care but you didn’t

I’d take a gut punch

Or whatever you want

Couldn’t hurt worse than the silence

 

It’s hard treading water ‘till I’m on your radar

It’s hard thinking about you with anyone

 

‘Cause your best friend said she don’t know

If you think about me

Or if I need to let it go

But I’m an open book my love

You gave a boy enough hope

To feel like I had you

At least until I fucked it up 

Now I don’t think I had you at all

Written and composed by William Cannon Tapley

All instrumentation played by Wim Tapley, except:

Tenor Sax by Craig Rodgers

Trumpet by Alex Gifford

Pedal Steel by Matt "Pistol" Stoessel

Produced by Wim Tapley

Engineered by Lazzo (Feedback Studios), Jeff Vernon (Studio 1093), and Patrick Doherty

(Racquet Recording)

Mixed and mastered by Lazzo (Feedback Studios)

Released by Cannon Records on August 5th, 2022