Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown – The Road

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I just encountered this tune in my inbox (h/t TGK). This recording is from Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown’s collaboration ‘Friend of Mine.’ Written by beloved Spokane-born habitue of the Seattle folk scene Danny O’Keefe, it’s a song so deeply about movement and loss you’re never quite sure if he is referring to the life of a traveling musician or just life itself.

The ladies come to see you if your name still rings a bell.

They give you damn near nothing and they’ll say they knew you well.

So you tell ’em you remember but they know it’s just a game,

and along the way their faces all begin to look the same.

And when you stop to let ’em know you got it down

It’s just another town along the road.

Well it isn’t for the money and it’s only for a while

You stalk about the rooms and you roll away the miles.

Gamblers in the neon, clinging to guitars

You’re right about the moon but you’re wrong about the stars

‘Cause when you stop to let ’em know you got it down

It’s just another town along the road.

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2 thoughts on “Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown – The Road

    warnenwrites said:
    May 3, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    One of my fave Jackson Brown tunes. Danny one of my fave writers too. Glad you posted.

      wes responded:
      May 31, 2012 at 7:38 AM

      Definitely…definitely… I was kind of amazed this wasn’t on YouTube already. I guess it must’ve got lost among the Justin Bieber tributes and cat videos.

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