(I Can See For Miles) Across the Sea (home demo)

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Usual good work from my colleague, David "Davey Baby" Greenberger, on what seems to me to be a nostalgic ode to record collecting, friendship, and musing in general, from the General of Musing.

I originally submitted a tune with a completely different feel for this one, but Dave gently pointed me in this much more appropriate direction.

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I CAN SEE FOR MILES

Oar, Skip Spence
Made me feel old
Strange, intense
Fragile and bold

Omaha, Moby Grape
That song!
But things then went wrong

Lost or was he troubled,
In a jam
Never saw the man
Only know his songs

The world I learned was bigger than the streets of my hometown
And I looked as far as I could see
But the only way I had to travel was the records that I heard
The sounds, the bands, places to be

I first heard
Itchykoo Park
Good morning
Out in the dark

Paperboy, on my route
That song
Where do I belong

I grew up and moved away
Years gone by
One day Mac died
What would I do now

It was oh so beautiful they sang, I listen to it now
Those songs I heard that spoke to me
The ones that hold their mystery can still lift me up in the air
And I can see for miles across the sea

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from Song of the Weak​!​!​! 2016, track released November 16, 2016
Chandler demo, recorded in Truro a couple of weeks ago; lyric by David Greenberger.

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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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