I Want To Be Known - Release and Lyrics

Hey pals - my brand new single is rolling out across the internets today and I'd love for you to take a listen. 

I've worked my little bowtie-wearing-butt off for this one. Hours of recording in my basement. Making mistakes. Learning. Making more mistakes. Finally, emerging victorious and bloodied with a hard-won song of faith and doubt to be proud of.

I want to thank Smokey Fennell for playing pedal steel on this track. Those moans and wails take this tune over the top for me. He channels something with his playing and I'm lucky to have that something in full force here.

This song comes from a deep well that I'll write more about here soon. For now, please enjoy responsibly wherever you get your music. Even right here on this site

Here are the lyrics. 

I Want To Be Known

Von Bieker, 2019

 

You’re a stone-faced player

With a perfect hand 

I used to be a good prayer, 

Used to know your plan 

 

Yeah I could learn to trust and leave it all alone 

But I want to know you and I want to be known 

 

You say love my neighbour as I love myself 

I guess that’s the place where I could use a little help 

Cos' there’s a deep dark grave where I buried my heart 

And I'd raise it up but I don't know where to start 

 

Well I could walk away and leave it all alone 

Except that I want to know you and I want to be known 

Oh I should learn to trust and leave it all alone 

Except that I want to know you and I want to be known 

Oh I want to know you and I want to be known 

 

Same snakes in the garden just different names 

If there was a garden and somebody to blame 

And all the lines are blurring into a wash of gray 

If everything is true then I’m afraid I’ve lost my way 

 

I guess that I could doubt and leave it all alone 

Except that I want to know you and I want to be known 

Oh I could walk away and leave it all alone 

Except that I want to know you and I want to be known 

 

Oh I want to know you and I want to be known