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Come and gather ‘round my children.
Come and listen to my words.
I’ll promise you fame and fortune.
Yes I will promise you the world.

So if you’re searching for a meaning.
Searching hard in this hardknock life.
I will open up my doors for you.
Please, do step inside.

If you’re weak or if your cripple,
I will heal all of your wounds.
Have faith in my abilities,
Your revival will start soon.

Well me I’m just a vessel
Yes I only live to serve,
And yes I make some money,
But money is not my concern.

I’m the pastor and the preacher,
The minister and the priest.
The instructor and your sensei.
Don’t do as I do, do as I teach.

Don’t you listen to the doctors.
Don’t listen to their lies.
Over here we are like family.
Look into my honest blue eyes.

I live a life of luxury,
Yes I live a life that’s blessed.
A big ‘ole house and seven cars,
But trust me it’s for the best.

So while you’re trying to make the rent this month.
Trying to make ends meet.
Come and see me every Sunday,
But make sure to bring the money I need.

Don’t ask confusing questions.
Don’t expect apologies.
I need those cars and that big ‘ole house,
So I can keep on setting you free.

I’m the swindler and the criminal,
The cheater and a thief
A charlatan and your saviour.
Don’t do as I do, do as I teach

So make sure to take that medicine,
Make sure to take those pills.
Let my healing hands keep touching you,
And absolve you from your guilt
So cover your ears, cover your mouth.
Cover your eyes too.
But make sure to make a donation.
So I can keep on saving you.

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from Timo de Jong's Intimate Isolation Tapes, released July 16, 2020

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Timo de Jong Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Timo de Jong is a driven Dutch musician who crafts timeless songs by mixing country, folk and pop music.
Songs that tell his own story, but are relatable to everyone listening.
In 2016, Timo released 2 well-received albums and did over 120 gigs on various stages across the Netherlands, sharing the stage with various national and international acts.
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