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released March 1, 2013

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Mark Erelli Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Erelli completed a masters in evolutionary biology just after his self-titled debut was released in 1999. He has won several prestigious awards, and has 7 records to his name, including collections of western swing, lullabies and songs of stirring social conscience. In recent years, he has gained notoriety as a mulit-instrumentalist sideman with artists such as Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter. ... more

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Track Name: Love First
The country I was born to
And love with all my heart
Oughta look in the mirror
Before it's torn apart
So busy pointing fingers
But we brung it ourselves
Feels like we forgot
What comes before everything else

Water for the thirsty
Hope for the downcast
Refuge for the refugee
It's not too much to ask
To those who much is given
Much is expected in return
Can we really look away
And say it's none of our concern

Days like silver
Years like gold
How many grains does the hourglass hold
Time's a-wastin'
Better get to work
If you don't know where to start, just
Love first

Plastic in the ocean
Poison in the fields
People disagreeing
What is fake and what is real
But the temperature is rising
And we're running out of time
We got to work together
C'mon put your hand in mine

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