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It won’t take time, time ain’t enough
Time won’t make a boat for me when the waters get too rough
Time won’t make a bed for me to lie down safe at night
Time can’t root out bitterness; no, time won’t make it right

Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?
Show a little tenderness and quit this mean charade
Our hearts are knots of twine; they’re all tangled and frayed
Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?

And I can’t take another lover when my heart’s not right with you
These things will carry over, they’re not fair to put him through
I want reconciliation; want this thing to be redeemed
I want more and better life! I won’t settle for routine.

Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?
Show a little tenderness and quit this mean charade
Our hearts are knots of twine, they’re all tangled and frayed
Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?

They say, ‘Just don’t think about it;’ well I cannot change my mind
It’s a mess these days, I keep seeing your face, I think about this all the time
So if sturdiness and self-control I cannot conjure up
Where is healing for this frail and fainting buttercup?

Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?
Show a little tenderness and quit this mean charade
Our hearts are knots of twine, they’re all tangled and frayed
Won’t you help me clean the mess we made?

Jesus, help us clean the mess we made
Teach us to be tender, to be kind and unafraid
Our hearts are knots of twine; they’re all tangled and frayed
Jesus, help us clean the mess we made

credits

from Chanticleer, Certain Hope EP, track released July 5, 2012
Produced by Catherine Prewitt & Daniel Smith
Familyre Studio, April 2012

Alex Baron | percussion
Catherine Prewitt | vocals, acoustic guitar
James Preston | bass
Sarah Seligman | piano, organ, vocals

www.catherineprewittmusic.com
© 2012 Catherine Prewitt

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Catherine Prewitt Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catherine Prewitt is a Philadelphia-based folk singer and songwriter. Her background in poetry informs the delicate and precise language of every line, while her gentle voice encircles listeners like a hug. Her songs sing loudest at house shows and small listening rooms, or outdoors while the golden hour ushers in a summer night. ... more

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