"Even An Ugly Man" as written by Matthew Dematteo and Ryan Corrigan....
What Jesus can't fix tonight
The whiskey certainly might
I must have said the Lord's prayer 65 times
And thought of your face
Our infinite grace
All of the ways to behold you
Until the tide will I wait

[Chorus: x2]
Even an ugly man
Could kiss your lips
As if they were his to demand of
Or his to destroy like a lover of a demon

What loving won't fix tonight
The whiskey certainly might
I must have whispered your name 65 times
My lips on your face
In our infinite grace
All of these ways to behold you
Until the tide will I wait
Wait

'Cause even an ugly man
Could kiss your lips
As if they were his to demand of
Or his to destroy like a lover of a demon

[Repeat: x2]
And even an ugly man
Could kiss your lips
As if they were his to demand of
Or his to destroy like the lover of a demon

'Cause even an ugly man
Could kiss your lips
As if they were his
As if they were his


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"Even an Ugly Man" as written by Matthew Dematteo Ryan Matthew Corrigan

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    General CommentWow.....I can't believe that so few users have posted here. I've been "viewing" this site for a long time now, and have finally registered, just to post this:
    Hawksley Workman is so gifted. Not only is his voice beautiful and easing to listen to...I'm shocked he plays all the instruments on his Cd's. That truly defines a "solo" artist. I love all his songs...but this song really gets me. I think it is obvious what this song is about, and although, I'm a woman-- I can totally relate. In today's world, especially in the U.S. (and Canada for that matter), there is WAY too much emphasis on looks. It is so mind boggling. Like, doesn't anyone understand people don't get to choose what they look like? Anyway, this song is beautiful, and I love how he holds the "his" at the end.
    Varietyon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling that this is one of those bittersweet songs about a guy that really likes a girl, but she won't show him any affection unless she's drunk. The "tide" part indicates to me that he can only have her when she's drunk enough, but when she's sober again (and the tide has turned) she won't acknowledge him.
    defwackon September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHawksley mentions whiskey a LOT on the Lover/Fighter CD.

    I always sort of thought of this song as the narrator losing someone and seeing her with someone else, someone who he sees as inferior to him.
    euphoria4168on December 06, 2010   Link

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