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Long Way Round

by Matt Meighan

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All the roads we traveled down, all the places we were bound It’s funny – all of them led here Some would say and I guess it’s true we took the long way ‘round And wasted time paying mind to fear Now I know that you were always near And shed a tear every time you watched me fall Though the way ahead never did get clear I guess we made it after all Chasing dreams and foolish schemes not knowing what we’d find Not knowing what we were searching for The only road that’s yours is one your footsteps leave behind And who’s to say what you made it for? Now I know that you were always near And shed a tear every time you watched me fall Though the way ahead never did get clear I guess we made it after all Worn out boots, scars and truths picked up along the way The light and the dark we left behind Things we did and can’t undo, words we can’t unsay May they teach us to be kind Now I know that you were always near And shed a tear every time you watched me fall Though the way ahead never did get clear I guess we made it after all copyright (c) 2005 - Matt Meighan
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Charlie went out fishing one beautiful day last fall Something started tugging he knew it wasn't small He played that bass 'till he fell on the grass then with one big final haul Pulled in his line only to find a whole lot of nothing at all It ain't really there at all, it ain't really there at all Don't hold onto nothing and you could have it all Kiss the joy as it flies - flies on over that wall And don't you worry about it, it ain't really there at all Charlie had a sweetheart she was pretty, long and tall They'd get tight every Saturday night and he'd take her out to the mall He was so far gone on her we knew he was headed for a fall He gave her a kiss and made a wish and she really wasn't there at all Charlie worked his whole life he never had too much fun But he had his old age covered by the social security fund On the day that he retired he gave Washington a call They said sorry Charlie looks like we spent it all Life is full of sorrows, life is full of joys Sometimes the sweetest music sometimes the rudest noise Time keeps on rolling like that clock up on the wall Blow out the candles and make a wish - you ain't really there at all chorus Don’t hold on to nothing ‘cause nothing ain’t nothing at all Copyright (c) 2005 Matt Meighan
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These clouds are a gift from above It’s no shame if they bring you down If life had no pain we’d be praying for rain To soften the sun-baked ground I know you don’t want to cry No one likes everything grey But you can’t stop the wind from bringing the rains in Then blowing those storm clouds away So let your tears run on down Makes no sense to push them away When gravity calls they’re bound to fall You had best just get out of the way These clouds are a gift from above Copyright (c) 2005 Matt Meighan
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Matt Meighan - vocals, guitar
Chris Kokesh - fiddle, harmony vocals
Bernardo Gomez - upright bass
Lincoln Crockett - mandolin
Leela Grace - banjo
Tom Lund - percussion
Nicolas Miranda - dobro
Skip vonKuske - cello
Nick Weitzer - blues harp

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released June 9, 2012

Produced by Lincoln Crockett
Engineered by Dan Rhiger
Recorded, mixed and mastered
at Medicine Whistle Studio,Portland Oregon
Photography by Robbie McClaran
Cover design by Lydia Hess
Cover photo by Nancy Chafin

All songs by Matt Meighan except Cross-Eyed Boy by Rick Mattingly, Finding the Edge by Chris Kokesh
(Fiddlestein Music, ASCAP), Trouble in Mind (trad.) and Midnight Special (trad., arr. by Matt Meighan).
Lyrics at www.mattmeighan.com.

Copyright (c) 2012 Matt Meighan

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