Exclusive - Jason Isbell - "If We Were Vampires"

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Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell performs the song "If We Were Vampires" from his album "The Nashville Sound." (3:23)

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please welcome Jason Isbell.

(cheers and applause)

♪ It's not the longflowing dress that you're in ♪

♪ Or the lightcoming off of your skin ♪

♪ The fragile heartyou protected for so long ♪

♪ Or the mercy in your senseof right and wrong ♪

♪ It's not your hands,searching slow in the dark ♪

♪ Or your nailsleaving love's watermark ♪

♪ It's not the wayyou talk me off the roof ♪

♪ Your questionslike directions to the truth ♪

♪ It's knowingthat this can't go on forever ♪

♪ Likely one of us will haveto spend some days alone ♪

♪ Maybe we'll get40 years together ♪

♪ But one day I'll be gone

♪ One day you'll be gone

♪ If we were vampiresand death was a joke ♪

♪ We'd go outon the sidewalk and smoke ♪

♪ Laugh at all the loversand their plans ♪

♪ I wouldn't feel the needto hold your hand ♪

♪ Maybe time running outis a gift ♪

♪ I'll work hardtill the end of my shift ♪

♪ Give you every secondI can find ♪

♪ And hope it isn't mewho's left behind ♪

♪ Knowing that this can'tgo on forever ♪

♪ Likely one of us will haveto spend some days alone ♪

♪ Maybe we'll get40 years together ♪

♪ But one day I'll be gone

♪ One day you'll be gone

♪ Knowing that this can'tgo on forever ♪

♪ Likely one of us will haveto spend some days alone ♪

♪ Maybe we'll get40 years together ♪

♪ But one day I'll be gone

♪ Or one day you'll be gone.

(cheers and applause)

Thank you.

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