whoo M. Ward!
yeah this is pretty good. there are parts in the lead that don't exactly sync up with the rhythm, but who cares really. nice voice, you do a good job of having that same sort of nonchalance that he has, even though, like you said, you don't sound like him. overall well done.

if you feel like giving my new recording a listen I'd be grateful
I wasn't familiar with the original so I listened to it on Youtube AFTER I had heard yours. I think I actually like your singing more, and your guitar more (though I wish you had a piano too). I think the song works well the way you did it, more raw and personal.