Shoes Over Soles

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None of me can walk anymore,
My feet are numb and my legs are sore,
I’ve traveled too far, and my skin is blue

It’s been too long since the days,
You sang your poetry in a haze
That reminded me to adore you

You used to be my Polaroid,
My cotton candy in the void
Who do you pretend to be now?

My shoes are falling apart; battered soles
Though in reality, we’re the souls
That have no frame of reference anyhow.


from Pure Garbage, released March 8, 2017
John Shields - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, percussion, vibraphone, keyboards / John S. Shields - electric guitar


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John Shields Murfreesboro, Tennessee

John Shields is a songwriter and producer based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Originally composing instrumental pieces on his Casio keyboard, John has grown into a style of witty songwriting across many genres. His lyrics, half-funny yet half-depressing, showcase an estranged mindset in a world of broken childhoods, blue screens of death, and insulated windows. ... more

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