Rustbelt Highway Vagabonds

from by Brian McGrath

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We were young and dumb and on the run
Like rustbelt highway vagabonds
Them drunken nights never set us free
Always less than you think and more than you need

Well I'm sometimes sunshine, sometimes shade
Sometimes a sea storm pulling you beneath my waves
But that ain't me, that ain't me, that ain't me no more
I walk that straight and narrow right to your door... Sometimes

Want the house, the kids, want the van in the driveway
All them toys on the floor in the middle of the hallway
Two bottles of red when the kids go sleep
It numbs my mind, but hell it hurts to think

Oh sometimes sunshine, sometimes shade
Sometimes a sea storm pulling you beneath my waves
But that ain't me, that ain't me, that ain't me no more
I walk that straight and narrow right to your door... Sometimes

Well folks they move and times must change
But still this life of ours is defined by pain
And like some raven flying with a broken wing
We fall back to Earth while hero gets hanged

Well I'm sometimes sunshine, sometimes shade
Sometimes a sea storm pulling you beneath my waves
But that ain't me, that ain't me, that ain't me no more
I walk that straight and narrow right to your door... Sometimes

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from The Woods Are Burning, released March 2, 2018
Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2017 Brian McGrath

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Brian McGrath Chicago, Illinois

Brian McGrath is a Folk & Americana singer-songwriter and Chicago native.

With an intense, honest conviction tempered by Chicago sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and fleeting redemption all along the road connecting Chicago and the Northwoods. ... more

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