Thorn Bush & Flower

from The First Apocalypse by Chad J. Taylor

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Sometimes someone feels like the perfect compliment to your soul. "They complete you" to use a cliche. This song is about that, except that other (some might say better) half can also be the most maddening person in the world because they don't just know every one of your buttons to push, they are the button and the person pushing it. Either way, you're perfect together.


You are the thorn bush, I am the flower.
You are the smoke and I am the flame.
You are a yard sale, I am last weekend.
You are the sunlight, I am the oxygen you breathe.

Every time you're near me.

You are the whistle, I am the sound wave.
You are the compliment to my blues.
You are the hair that's down to your shoulders.
I am the breeze that keeps blowing thru.

Every time you're near me.

I am the stranger in the back of your class.
You are the child that's kicking my seat.
You are suspicion and I am desire.
You are the roses under my feet, I walk on you.

Every time you're near me.

I am the trojan horse in your mail.
You are frustration, cursing the screen.
I am your life burning up in a fire.
You are the hope the sunlight will bring as you arise.

Every time you're near me,
Every time you're near, my dear.


from The First Apocalypse, released April 25, 2012


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Chad J. Taylor Nashville, Tennessee

Chad Taylor is a composer, performer, songwriter, and producer who currently lives near Nashville, TN.

A member of ASCAP, he has composed for independent film and his music has been featured on PBS's History Detectives, MTV's True Life, A & E's Biography, and satellite radio all over the world.

He plays bass, guitar, keys, cello, and sings.
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