Beauty, Just the Same

from by Peter Willie Youngtree

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I hate and love the world, like I hate and love my father,
Like I hate and love myself, and I sure do love to bother
To spend my time a-thinking about these sensations that I have
And where the feeling comes from when I get so sad

Yes, I hate and love my father, like I hate and love the world,
Like I hate and love myself, but sometimes I think a girl
Could make me feel so happy, I could love her right and true
But I know, in my heart, I'll hate her probably in a year or two

I hate and love the world, like I hate and love myself,
Like I hate and love my father, who kept his love on the shelf
And spent his time a-drinking, being mad as mad can be
And cheating on my mother, who was so good to me

Somebody told me there's a great light that's headed our way
And if she ain't lying to me, maybe I will decide to stay
But sometimes the world gets so ugly, I feel like boozing my time away
But these moments of beauty they keep on shining through

And now I'm sitting in a forest that's been cut at for so long
And I can feel it crying for its brethren who have gone
And I know it's full of sadness, and I know who's to blame
In a culture steeped in madness there is beauty, just the same

...I hate and love the world, like I hate and love myself,
like I hate and love the father, son, and ghost and everything else
'Cause there's joy and there's despair, there's pain and then there's love,
There's sadness and there's beauty in every one of us

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from Country Hymns, released September 25, 2015

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Peter Willie Youngtree St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Peter Willie Youngtree's debut album has made Top 10 and Top 30 Earshot! charts eight times, was long-listed for the Borealis Music Prize, and was called one of the best local albums of the year. He tours in Canada frequently, recently performing alongside folk icon Jennifer Castle. Exclaim! magazine, described his "vividly written songs that recall classic Country-Rock figures like Gram Parsons." ... more

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