Guitar, Paper, Ink (New Lyrics)

Guitar, Paper, Ink
Words and music by Josh Damigo

(Verse 1)
These strings have the power
Of turning off the noise
Of lightening my burdens
And giving me a voice

This rhythm has the power
to fight off all my fears
To cast out all the demons
that whisper in my ears

Please make this world
As small as it can be
Just a guitar
Some paper and some ink

(Verse 2)
These notes have the power
To fly me far away
To push back all my thoughts
to fight another day

This melody surrounds me
Like a mighty eagle’s wings
To make my heart feel light
And help my lungs to breathe

Please make this world
As small as it can be
With a guitar,
Paper and ink

Pull the sheets over my eyes
Tell the monsters, all “goodnight”
And as I drift to sleep
Don’t let nothing worry me

Please make this world
As small as it can be
Just this guitar
Some paper and ink


About Josh Damigo

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his homemade EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident, Damigo retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for “Best Acoustic” and “Best Local Recording,” opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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One Response to Guitar, Paper, Ink (New Lyrics)

  1. Cody Ca says:

    that was awesome, thank you for sharing!

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