by Jason McGovern

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Hopefully a harbinger of something a little more substantial coming your way soon! Featuring Jordan Chavous on bass and Owen Osborne on drums.


Let's pretend I am a bastion of humility
When I'm acting like a bastard full of pride
Well I'll hide away my fears or make them pleasing to my ears
And bottle up all brokenness inside

Let's pretend, now, that I know what I've been doing here
When I've fumbled and I've broken all the rules
Well I'll say, 'I'm doing great,' but I can't get out the gate
And I'm sharing in the errands of a fool

Let's pretend I am immune to isolation
When it seems like lately that's become my deal
Do I toss aside my trust? Is another friend a bust?
I'll just bury deep this other thing to feel

"Let's cut the pretense from now on," He says to me
And I wince as soon as sunlight greets my eyes
As the dust reflects the day and darkness burns away
I can only bow and throw down my disguise
I can only bow and throw down my disguise
Oh I bow down, I throw down my disguise


released October 27, 2014
Bass by Jordan Chavous. Drums by Owen Osborne. All other instruments and vocals by Jason McGovern. Recorded and mixed by Jason McGovern.



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Jason McGovern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based out of the Philly suburbs, McGovern rearranges and adapts old words with new sounds and new experiences with things familiar. Often joined by his compatriots (still called the Describers) and leaning on his (loosely-defined) Americana influences, McGovern can take his songs from something contemplative and folky to something a little more rock-n-roll. ... more


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