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2 AM in the Mojave desert. Out of the darkness, a cry. Whether human or inhuman, you can’t determine. You have come to on a bed of fur nettles and bark strewn along the shrubby plain where you bivouacked the night before. You thought you were alone. But you are not alone. Hello? No response. Who are you? Where are you? Do you need help? Another cry. Louder than the first two. And closer; much closer. Hello? Can you hear me? Hello? Silence.
-W. Berlind

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Well the sky’s going to open
Mountains fall to the sea
This prison’s going to crumble to the ground
And this prisoner’s going to walk free

I’ve been waiting such a long time
Don’t want to wait no more
I’ve come this far, I’m not turning back
‘Till I find what I’m looking for

Tearing down the walls
If it takes all night
I’m going to make it through
I’ve got two strong hands
A worried mind
And nothing better to do

Well I heard all the voices
Don’t care what they say
Let them all laugh now
But we’ll see who’s laughing
When I meet them at the break of day

I told my little baby I’d be coming home soon
Going to follow that crow
Back to her house and
Meet her by the light of the moon
Tearing down the walls If it takes all night
I’m going to make it through
I’ve got two strong hands
A worried mind
And nothing better to do

(solo)

Now there may be nothing there
Out where the roads all end
But wherever I’m going
Has got to be better than
Where I’ve already been
Now there may be nothing there
Out where the roads all end
But wherever I’m going
Has got to be better than
Where I’ve already been

Tearing down the walls
If it takes all night
I’m going to make it through
I’ve got two strong hands
A worried mind
And nothing better to do

credits

from Yellow Brick Man, track released November 11, 2011
Colin McGrath- vocals, guitar, bass
Jason Harrod- harmony vocals
William Berlind- organ, piano, claps and stomps
Robert DiPietro- drums
Charlie Burnham- electric wah wah violin

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Colin McGrath Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn based songwriter Colin McGrath mines the crossroads of American music from the Appalachian Mountains to Tin Pan Alley. A storyteller with a tendency for the theatrical, McGrath inhabits his characters with his rugged, earthy voice and nuanced guitar playing. McGrath won first place in The Wildflower! Songwriting Competition, and The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival Competition. ... more

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