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Symphonic Scars

by Tom Wilson

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    Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton—Steeltown— in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.

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    Tom Wilson's best selling book "Beautiful Scars" comes alive with this a deluxe 12"vinyl that features gorgeous art work by Tom Wilson. Each album comes with art booklet. Pressed on white vinyl. The album is Tom's literary recital performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Darcy Hepner.

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MY NAME IS THOMAS GEORGE LAZARE. I COME FROM A FAMILY OF MOHAWK CHIEFS. PEACE MAKERS AND PEACE KEEPERS, WARRIORS AND MANEATERS. LACROSS MAGICIANS, TOBACCO SALESMEN, GANGSTERS, SHAMEN, SHIT DISTURBERS AND SURVIVORS BUT INSTEAD OF GROWING UP AROUND THESE HEROS AND ZEROS .I GREW UP ON THE EAST MOUNTAIN IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO WHERE A WHOLE OTHER TRIBE OF MADNESS PREVAILED. I AM A LIVING BREATHING LIE. AN EMBARRASSMENT. A MARRIED MAN’S MISTAKE AND A YOUNG GIRLS ONLY CHANCE TO HOP A FENCE OUT OF TOWN AND ESCAPE TO FREEDOM. THE TRUTH ROBBED MY GOLDEN HEART THE TRUTH THE TRUTH (to the edge of the stage)....WHO WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH AFTER ALL???? (verse 1) The lights are Low did you leave town? Can I come back ? Can I get low down? I always tell the truth but for you I’d lie I can’t own you but I love to try [Chorus] How does it feel to be lying by your self? Your act oh you dear Tell me how does it feel ------------------------------------------------------------ The truth is a constant seeker, a warrior with the tenacity of a travelling salesman, knocking on every door, looking to make its heavy-hearted delivery to exactly the right person When I was small, the truth was whispered around kitchen table while I peered out between the bars of my cheap wooden playpen at the shadows of my ancestors sitting there in the dull glare of out-of-fashion Bakelite lamps. The truth disguised itself to me. Sometimes it was an alien landing saucers in my backyard outside my bedroom window. Once, after I got my tonsils out the truth appeared to me in chloroform hallucinations. Druggy, dreamy, lost information that bobbed and weaved and staggered its way to my bedside like a drunken father home from the Legion. [Verse 2] Let me put some sugar where they put salt The mistakes you made on all your fault Let me heal your scars and ease your mind Turn your deep blue heart in to the loving kind [Chorus] How does it feel to be lying by your self? Your act oh you dear Tell me how does it feel How does it feel? --------------------------------------------------------------- For years after the truth strangled me with it’s unknown details and made me question myself and attempt to shut out love and drove me to countless attempts at self-destruction. The truth left me paralyzed and gasping for breath, struggling to free my voice from deep inside my guts in the middle of the night while I was sleeping. I tricked myself into believing that I hunted the down the truth. But the truth found me, and it wasn’t the harmless, lily-white correct thing to do that we’re taught it is in grade school, and there were no immediate rewards from it. [Verse 3] You’ve been crying ‘bout the same thing every night How you out of love have you lost your fight There’s no easy way to pick up the slack You’re too young to lose and too old to get back [Chorus] How does it feel to be lying by your self? Your act oh you dear Tell me how does it feel
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released February 3, 2019

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Tom Wilson Hamilton, Ontario

“Over the course of discovering my true identity, the intention of my writing, my music and my art is to reduce the gap between my indigenous culture and colonialists to make a more patient, loving community.” A best selling author and award winning musician. He has recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbel, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples to name a few. ... more

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