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  1. Every Stone

From the recording Every Stone

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