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GUITAR (Lavash/Lavash)

Guitar, I wrote this thing in G for you
Guitar, coz G’s a key that pleases a guitar
All the hell that we’ve been through
So I can keep you in my arms, my guitar

Yeah, my guitar, you helped this lost kid climb out of the dark
helped him find a place in a cruel schoolyard
No, he never made the team,
but he can keep some self-esteem
He can build a dream
when he’s playing his guitar
10,000 strings, 10,000 chords, 10,000 gigs
ah, baby, you’re my passport, you’re my shield
You’re my scimitar!
And we’ve played them into bed
and you’ve been dutifully fed on broken hearts
Yeah, my guitar!

Journeyman Bluesman, trying to break that bar code for the good old boys
In so many more than just twelve bars, guitar!

Madman, Jazzman, reaching for the stars from a woodshed so dark
Going to take the ii-V-I home on a tritone, guitar

Troubled troubadour, roughfrettting something to say from the bleeding heart, guitar
Unplugged through a huge PA,
His machine killed by fashion
We’re all Judas nowadays, guitar

Guitar, we never got the call from A&R
never made the grade for Superstar
But I don’t really care that those guys were never there
We know who we are, my guitar

Guitar, let’s take home,
Baby, start the car
You know it’s been a blast, being tied to your mast.
And to think they said it wouldn’t last, but it’s
Till death do us part
I’m keeping you close to my heart
I’m keeping you close to my heart, my guitar



released September 17, 2020
Words and music by Justin Lavash
Recorded at Knak studio, Teplice and Lavasherie
Justin Lavash - guitars/vocals
Gejza Sendrei - keys
Mixed and mastered by Ian Kelosky
Video: youtu.be/TrWa3KPoOiQ


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Justin Lavash Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic

Justin Lavash (born London 1968) has been based in Prague for 18 years and during that time has established himself as a must-see act on the Czech music scene and abroad. His music crosses borders - somewhere between blues, folk and jazz. His phenomenal guitar playing has left many audiences wondering how so much polyphony can be made by one man on one instrument. ... more

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