Every Stone

04:09

Lyrics

 

where the sunlight hits the road unending

the miles mark the time I’m spending

busy with the make and mending

until I get it right

 

I’m gonna pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

until I pay it back

 

ashes ashes, 

broken hearts fall down

but why do you have to sing that tune?

well I wouldn’t sing for sorrow

but my star is burning fast

deep in the shadow of its moon

 

I’m gonna pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

until I pay it back

 

helpless helpless, 

turn me from the grave

fill it up with words that feed your heart

well the time is ripe for speaking thus and laying down the line

but can I find a way to start?

 

I’m gonna pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

until I pay it back

 

meltdown meltdown, 

my time is running short

but why do you have to leave so soon?

well I wouldn’t strike for leaving but the tide is ebbing fast

on borders streaked with sands of doom

 

I’m gonna pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

pick up every stone, dear mother

until I pay it back

 

(From the album Seven Years Now)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music