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Madeline

Over dusty parlor velvet stares a memory Rockers creak and the knitting needles weave At the quiet house where Christmas never comes Like a lull-a-bye whose rhymes have all been sung Madeline’s Dad was a Shelbyville coal miner He worked all day to provide for his wife and child He used to pass out the […]

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Ghost of Summers Past

  The mourning dove woke me from a dream Of a younger summer She sang her song as my dreamland faded away And for the rest of the day I couldn’t shake this feeling Like I was watching myself walk away Chorus: Walking on the railroad tracks Walk across the trestle Walking on the railroad […]

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Down In Russell Square

Sitting Down in Russell Square Where the sun has come to brighten this June day And the flowers sway Purple, Red, and Yellow In gardens kept with care Down in Russell Square And those who were just passing through Find themselves upon the benches too As toddlers smile and stagger laughing In the soft and […]

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Your Destiny

by Jason Wilber You were walking it was one of those days when there was no one around Waves breaking and the seagulls seemed to be the only sounds Just how free can you be If this path was meant to lead To your destiny You were talking then to someone you met somewhere along […]

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R.I.P Ron Hynes

Ron Hynes, the wonderful Newfoundland singer-songwriter who I wrote about in my song “Watching Picasso”, passed away yesterday. He had been battling cancer for several years. If you haven’t heard Ron’s music, I recommend his songs “The Boy from Old Perlican” and “No Change In Me” as an introduction. Ron Hynes wrote many great songs, […]

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Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisburg Tennessee

by Jason Wilber Summer vacation, North Ontario An old man telling stories To his young grandson CHORUS The Northern Lights might find a child And carry him away To the shining spiral arms of the milky way Aurora Borealis, Aurora Illinois That’s where my Dad lives Lied the lonely boy Go and tell your Dad […]

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Over The Road

The highway hums and the diesel engines run loud as thunder The earth turns on its axis and the road just rolls past and under The sun has run again and stole the light from the day But even now I can feel the night slip away I woke from a fitful sleep where wheels […]

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Watching Picasso

by Jason Wilber The crowd crashed like waves over shots over pints While we sat struck dumb with surprise To quote my hero old Joe, a radiance did show But the din didn’t ever subside It was like watching Picasso, Monet, or Renoir Sketching out his world with a voice and guitar My God how […]

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Goin’ Fishin’

Telephone rang the other voice said brother This afternoon’s an afternoon man like no other He said they’re pulling twenty pounders out of the pond down yonder Not tonight not tomorrow we can’t wait any longer Chorus: We’re goin’ fishin’ Man we’re goin’ fishin’ It’s a fine time to wet your line We’re goin’ fishin’ […]

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Come Summertime

Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends that I’ll be fine Come summertime Summertime I start to dream Of shiny fish in a shady stream And a long cat nap in the quiet breeze Come summertime Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends […]

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Pick Up Your Heart

Maybe we could be friends, Maybe we could still talk And if I had wings on my ass Maybe I wouldn’t need to walk It’s not to do with you I need some time alone I told her I’ve got some time you can have She said she had plenty of her own Pick up […]

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Indigo

Indigo I’ve been dreaming of you You must know I see traces everywhere I go Your shade has captivated me Drops of ink Like a kaleidoscope they slowly sink It’s clear imagination that you think Away in clouds of purple blue You can see into the ocean and the sky Just close your eyes Indigo […]

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Heaven

I see a long fence row and a house I know And a worn out path down a long dusty road I’m moving real slow, I don’t hear a sound Is it finally time to lay my body down I can smell the cooking a half a mile away I can see the yard where […]

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You Don’t Know What You’re Getting Into

You back your car out of the driveway Feels right you might go the wrong way You don’t know what you’re getting into now You might think you do you might think you don’t You might think you will you might think you want something different for variety So you start out first and you […]

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The Galway Waltz

The trees I see have turned their leaves And the wind smells wet and cool The sky’s been black for days and yet Not a drop of rain has pooled I had it in my head that I’d go to bed But instead I wound up here Where passersby hide their eyes Behind black glasses […]

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