The Joy of Painting (Bob Ross)

from by Ashley Hamel

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Bob Ross, you can't teach me how
To paint a portrait of your face

I'd paint your fro and I'd paint your beard
It wouldn't exactly show how I feel
But I can't cause you only do scapes of land

Your shirt buttons down to your navel
In one half hour you are able
To create a masterpiece with your hands

Bob Ross you can't teach me how
To sing and play guitar

I'd write you a song, we'd make happy love
Outside next to a happy little shrub
But I can't cause you don't know music

And afterward I'd ask you to
Paint me wearing this (and only this) in the nude
But you won't cause you prefer mountains

You tell me I can do anything
I can paint a happy stream
We don't make mistakes
We make happy accidents

Oh Bob Ross, you've taught me
With your quiet manner and your voice
That it's the simple things,
Like your paintings, that bring joy


from By the Window, released August 7, 2014
Words and Music by Ashley Hamel
Engineered by Christopher Reyne



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Ashley Hamel Hartford, Connecticut

I write emotionally honest songs, whether they're playful or serious.

"By the Window" is the first part of my journey. Living in Fantasy and coming back to Reality with love and resolve.

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