The Worst Thing for You

by Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift

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Recorded live in Whisper Studios (Kokomo, IN)
featuring Matthew Pittman

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released October 2, 2019

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Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift Indianapolis, Indiana

Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly made a slow migration to the Midwest, living in Rochester, New York for several years, before settling in Indianapolis, Indiana at the end of 2009. In the absence of family and people he knew, Kelly took up the guitar shortly thereafter, if only to keep him company. He's been writing and performing ever since. ... more

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Track Name: Worst Thing for You
Do you think about me still?
Close your eyes, I'm sure you will.
See me now as you need me to be.
I'm the worst thing for you.

Think of you at the oddest times.
and always on my longest drives.
I need you here right by my side.
I'm the worst thing for you.

Smile through the crying every night.
Soon enough you'll smile on your own.
Take from me my best, and tear it from my chest.
Love is nothing more than people trying.

I was never right for you.
I was never right it seemed.
When my eyes don't see what yours see.
I am the worst thing for you.

See me as a bitter man.
It's easy then to let me go.
I'll wish you well and leave you alone.
I'm the worst thing for you.

Smile through the crying every night.
Soon enough you'll smile on your own.
Take from me my best, and tear it from my chest.
Love is nothing more than people trying.

You were always good to me.
I had everything to learn.
I'm thankful for the times we had.
I'm the worst thing for you.

Smile through the crying every night.
Soon enough you'll smile on your own.
Take from me my best, and tear it from my chest.
Love is nothing more than people trying.
Track Name: Vacuum Song
As I sit alone in quiet isolation
I observed all the dog hair on the floor.
and the remnants from my boots have left their trailings
It's time to sweep the memory, shed my skin, and start anew.

I don't clean near as often as I used to
I blame the vacuum that has lost its will to work.
When in truth I know it's only me that's failing.
It's time to sweep the memory, shed my skin, and start anew.

What does the dust say about me now?
Am I ancient to this world somehow?
How do I rationalize procrastination?
It's time to sweep the memory, shed my skin, and let you in.

I have a friend and she told me she is moving
and had some things to rid around the house.
One such item was a heavy vintage vacuum.
I asked her how much and that I'd like to check it out.

In proximity her house was walking distance
So I laced my boots and parted for my prize.
We got to talking for nearly half an hour.
She said it's time to sweep the memory, shed her skin, and dry her eyes.

What does the dust say about us now?
Am I ancient to this world somehow?
How do I rationalize procrastination?
It's time to sweep the memory, shed my skin, and let you in.

As I sit alone in quiet isolation
I observed all the dog hair on the floor.
and the remnants from my boots have left their trailings.
It's time to sweep the memory, shed my skin, and start anew.
Track Name: Summer Rain
I am a migrant, not unlike you
Seeking solace from the pain, you’d do that too.
You treat me different, is it the color of my skin, or is it the worn out shoes I came here in.
Am I unworthy? So I’m told - by a president - an agenda all his own
Locked in a cage, I am an animal you trapped.
I have no home, I’m losing hope.
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All I want, all I need, is to feel the cool summer rain.
All I want, all I’m asking, is to feel the cool summer rain.
All I want, all I need, is to feel the cool summer rain.
All I want, all I need, is to feel the cool summer rain.
Track Name: Never Yours
I was never yours, you were never mine
We learned that all over time.
I have the house, you have your life,
I'll wish you well all of the time.

Don't look to me for answers, on who I'll grow to be.
I do not know just where I'll go, but I'll leave it all up to me now.

Our house it was a church.
We laid there weeping on the floor.
Our faith was strong but we needed more.
We laid there weeping on the floor.

I hope you find your happy, I hope to see you smile.
This life is long you'll be alright, I'll wish you well all of the time.

Our house it was a church.
We laid there weeping on the floor.
Our faith was strong but we needed more.
We laid there weeping on the floor.

Our house it was a church.
We laid there weeping on the floor.
Our faith was strong but we needed more.
We laid there weeping on the floor.

I was never yours, you were never mine.
We learned that all over it time.
Track Name: Penelope
Penelope I want to tell you a secret
This world is better with you in it.
I know you shy away when I compliment your eyes
I don't know why,
But I tell you anyways
Anyways

Penelope I know that soon you will be leaving
Our time it was always time well spent
You taught me more about who I am and what I'm worth
Now the road has come to draw you in
Draw you in

Months ago I barely knew you
Months from now I'll wish I never had
All that separates is distance
Till then I'll embrace the time we have

Penelope I want to tell you a secret
This world is better with you in it
You make my weak heart race a little faster like a train
Rolling on the tracks from me to you
A train from me to you

Go on now and live a life so full
and dig in deep with each and every step
Be the woman that you're called to be
That is the only thing I'd ever ask
All I'd ask

Go on now and live a life so full
and dig in deep with each and every step
Be the woman that you're called to be
That is the only thing I'd ever ask
All I'd ask

There will never be another you
Penelope I hope there never is
Just as soon as you came into my world
You're gonna leave it like a train rolling off the tracks
Far from me and far from you
Far from me and you
You're gonna leave my world so blue
Till then I'll embrace my time with you
Track Name: Alive
I'll cut myself open and bleed out each drop
I'll burn out my eyes just to share in your sun
My smile though pained is a guide when I'm lost
I will hold onto hope till all hope is gone

Seen you grow distant your dreams out of sight
I will lay there beside you toss and turn in the night
I keep on thinking what could I do right?
Where an old faded picture in that frame placed bedside.

I recall the first time we met
There was fire in your eyes
The world was in your corner
with me by your side

You were alive

Drag me through fire coals under my feet
Let's walk hand in hand till we're both buried deep
Your heart is an ocean my love is the sea
Your lips are the sirens your rocks beckon me

I recall the first time we met
There was fire in your eyes
The world was in your corner
with me by your side

You were alive

I'll cut myself open and bleed out each drop
I'll burn out my eyes just to share in your sun
My smile though pained is a guide when I'm lost
I will hold onto hope till all hope is gone
I will hold onto hope till our love is gone
Track Name: So Far Removed
A mother buys the groceries after work, picks up the kids from school
The middle class that is aint that middle class you knew
middle class you knew

and father he is busy, searching for a job
When you're old and overqualified life is so damn hard
Why is it so hard?

So hold onto those hopes my children, they can't steal your dreams
The thoughts you keep inside of you should never be policed
They should be released

A little boy goes hungry, aint nothing he can do
We all have our problems, better to blame on you
We're so far removed

So hold onto those hopes my children, they can't steal your dreams
The thoughts you keep inside of you should never be policed
They should be released

A family tries their damndest, in a world that's down and out
But good things they can happen when a, common man stands proud
I'm not stepping down

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