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  1. Keep it Raw

From the album The Juggler

Lyrics

Rub a little salt in my wound
Don’t stop yourself too soon
Let it burn deeply down to my bone
If I’m screaming out in pain
Never mind my outrageous refrain
I’ve got to feel this til I finally let it go

Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Melt my nerves down to steel
Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Got to feel this til I finally start to heal

Don’t let me cover up with gauze
Just because I don’t like the sight of blood
Keep it open wide
Let’s go deep inside
If I pass out cold
Then stand me up again

Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Melt my nerves down to steel
Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Got to feel this til I finally start to heal

You know that I can’t do it alone
You’ve got to break me down
It might not be pretty to see
But you’ve got to let me drown

Don’t let me hide behind my pills
All my devious thrills
If my fever spikes
Please wrap me up
I’ll sweat and shake a moan
But Lord I’m coming home
The light I’m looking for will come to me

Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Melt my nerves down to steel
Keep it raw, raw, raw
Until it’s real
Got to feel this til I finally start to heal