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Lost In Your Hometown

At a second hand shop where they sell some people’s past You try on a wedding coat and find that it won’t last She says you must leave the shop is closing now So you walk and watch the shadows on the ground You finally raise your head but you’re lost now The street signs […]

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Last Meeting of the Quakertown Optimist Club

There’s just no point in going on, said the President to his peers We’ve tried real hard to make the club work, for almost 24 years But recently the spelling bee and the bake sale both bombed Interest has declined, it’s a sign of the times, I’m thinking we should just move on Because we’ve […]

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I Fell In Line

These years just showed up uninvited unannounced Left us who we are and knocked a few lights out Sit down, grow up you’ve got so much to appreciate Your edges might feel rough now but they’ll smooth out more everyday They’ll cut you like a razor from this paper life You’ll reach out your arms […]

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Powerful Light

Way out in the desert where the dust turns into dreams You roast alive all day and at night you freeze When the sun goes down Coyote barks and whines ‘Til the horizon tilts it’s head and opens wide Look away look away If you don’t see nothing you won’t have nothing to say Way […]

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When These Good Old Days Are Gone

In my green and slender season with pride and ideology I rode forth with the rising sun for King and Queen and Country I fell into my quest where no path could be seen And smiled when fate cast me down into fear and uncertainty I will be proud to meet you on the field […]

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Reaction Time

I could tell when we first connected there were vulnerabilities And though you were protected they didn’t go unseen I know you heard the signal all alone there in the night I felt your hesitation just before you dropped from sight High above your fortress in the clouds you cannot see Among them undetected it’s […]

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Something Somewhere

I’m going off to find something And I don’t care where and I don’t care what There’s a wild voice that’s calling me It’s off somewhere that I can’t see You’re not alone You’re not the only one Who knows it’s there Something somewhere Something somewhere You can feel it on a quiet walk When […]

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Reaction Time

I could tell when we first connected there were vulnerabilities And though you were protected they didn’t go unseen I know you heard the signal all alone there in the night I felt your hesitation just before you dropped from sight High above your fortress in the clouds you cannot see Among them undetected it’s […]

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Love Me Now

The storm is pounding I am surrounded in my mind You never doubted I heard you shout it from on high Rain is falling now Thunders calling down the fire Forsake your sorrow Forget tomorrow Come on down and love me now Up through the ceiling All I am feeling is alone Silence revealing All […]

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“I’d Love Another Saturday Night” Video Premiere

Thank you to Americana-UK for premiering my music video for “I’d Love Another Saturday Night”, from my new album REACTION TIME! This was shot on location in Ireland, England, and Scotland during the John Prine tour this past spring. Check it out HERE. Hope you enjoy it!

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Teenage Idol

It’s a long way back It’s a heart attack It’s a long way back To you You leave your home Seeking sights unknown Finally on your own For a while So this young man fights Put his name up in lights Let him sign away his life For a song Teenage Idol Teenage Idol You’re […]

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Jealousy and Envy

You told me many times Watch out for what you got Hold on to what you want But I folded easily When it got to me I just couldn’t see I don’t know what I’d do If it got back to you And you felt it too Jealousy Envy You’re no stranger to me But […]

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I’d Love Another Saturday Night

Almost done I’ve been waiting since Monday or Tuesday at least For some fun I think I see a little light at the end of the week Whatever happened to the endless summer and all the time in the world Fridays finished we can starting unwinding Saturday morning we’re free Sunday will be sorry to […]

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In Her Veins

The flowers don’t grow unless she says they can The sun won’t rise until she waves her hand Electricity is in her veins And it pulls at me like that When I walk away I walk right back Horses and castles and stories of distant lands Move in her lips and the fingers on her […]

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I Am The Cosmos – Song Notes

I’ve always liked the quirkiness of the whole Memphis/Big Star/Alex Chilton/Chris Bell world of songs. I came to the party late, long after they all stopped making music together. But I discovered them in my early twenties, which was perfect timing. When we were making the ECHOES record the producer, Paul Mahern, suggested maybe doing a […]

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