You should have made me a drunkard
Should have made me a liar
Made me a preacher
With a head full of fire

You could have made me a gambler
Could have made me a thief
Made me salesman
Pockets full of receipts

But I chose water over wine
Jars of formaldehyde
I think of all the things I missed
Why'd you make me a scientist?

Is this the best you've got?
I'm not impressed
Anything you can do
I'll equate and project


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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I just heard it (and also found out about Jeremy Messersmith) through the rehearsal/Q&A with Dessa on Doomtree.net... I am really impressed.. this song means so much at once, but at the same time I don't really know WHAT it means too much, I just listen to each line and think to myself "this must mean something special..." but either way it is sung masterfully and I, for one, am addicted.
    Ninjameson January 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"The Reluctant Graveyard" was just released 05/04/10. AMAZING ALBUM. beautiful. Love everything jeremy does.. Twin Cities.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron May 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is haunting. i agree that there's a religious message, but for some reason i interpret it more like he's talking directly to God, asking him why he gave him all this knowledge about the evil in the world, when he could be a happy go lucky drunkard or something of the sort. "I chose water over wine". i just interpreted it in a way that related more to me i guess, but the last verse throws me for a loop. beautiful melody, though.
    jesusavezon September 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthas anyone noticed the guitar melody in this song sounds EXACTLY like Copeland's "Love Affair"???
    this song is beautiful, but i really don't know why it sounds like Copeland's song. both songs were released in the same year.
    PurpleDeeon December 20, 2010   Link

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