This Was The Country

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Fifty years ago, hell twenty, none of
This was here, this was the country

Someone built a house, and someone built a fence
It’s not yours until you keep somebody in

How many times have our lives
Floated along like spots in our eyes
We believe history
If you tried to tell me back then I’d be here now,
I doubt I would’ve minded

Parked on a hill
Perpendicular to north and southbound motion
Cars on a course
Fossils in a hollow ocean

What history this morning was told by the pavement
The sound of passing cars,
show me what the roads meant

Fifty years ago, hell twenty, none of
This was here, this was the country

Someone built a fence, and someone built a house
It’s not yours until you keep somebody out

How many times have our lives
Floated along like spots in our eyes
We believe history
If you tried to tell me back then I’d be here now,
I doubt I would’ve minded

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from Wild Town, released October 8, 2021

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