A Believer (40 Days & 40 Nights)

from by Teenager



Hung over in our Sunday's best
there's nothing like a smile from a friend.
I catch my breath and then give it back
because she believes in nothing,
but the love that we're in.

A believer,
I believed her.

O baby how you lick your lips
with ever-present indifference.
"Promised my mother that we won't get wed,"
she said as I sat quietly.
"Is that a matter of fact?"

A believer,
I believed her.

And we spoke up
as the timpani thunder rolled.
Jesus Christ, you look good!
Almost wonderful.
Driving in circles as light hit the land
with nothing but each other,
and a smile from a friend.

For 40 days and for 40 nights
my shoes were soaking wet and my skin was white.
For 40 nights and for 40 days
I watched the city dripping
beneath the skies of gray.

A believer,
I believed her.


from The Magic of True Love, track released April 3, 2014
Recorded & mixed by Peter Labberton & Bevan Herbekian at Essex.

Bevan Herbekian--Vox, Acoustic guitar, Bass, Organ, percussion.
M. Lockwood Porter--Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, piano.



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Teenager is the moniker of the sweetly defiant Bay Area songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Bevan Herbekian.

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