For A Song

from by Mark Erelli

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Mark Erelli – vocals, acoustic & baritone electric guitar
Marco Giovino – drums, percussion
Zachariah Hickman – upright bass
Sam Kassirer – piano, organ

lyrics

Weathered stones
I fished out from some rushing mountain stream
Yellowed books, with dog-eared pages
Wildflowers pressed between
Postcards from every place I laid me down to sleep
Little souvenirs to remind you of me

(Chorus)
Oh the road is not your friend
It’s just a means to an end
How I wish I could take you along
But I take it all on faith
You’ll understand someday
Why I did all I did while I was gone
For a song

I catch a glimpse
A glint off something shining somewhere in the great unknown
Like a beast
I chase it over hills and mountains, valleys, rivers, til it’s cornered on a scrap of paper
on a bedside table in some cheap motel
where the highway drones
Sometimes it feels like church, sometimes like I’m the last man on earth
Just a voice howling out into the darkness

Oh the road is not your friend
It’s just a means to an end
I’ll be home late, don’t wait up, just leave a light on
But I take it all on faith
You’ll understand someday
Why I did all I did while I was gone
For a song

(Chorus)

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Mark Erelli – vocals, acoustic & baritone electric guitar
Marco Giovino – drums, percussion
Zachariah Hickman – upright bass
Sam Kassirer – piano, organ

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from For A Song, released April 8, 2016
written by Mark Erelli (Hillbilly Pilgrim Music/ASCAP)

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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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