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Discovery


Album: Discovery
Category: Other, Americana, Alternative Folk



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Description: Title track from Bill's 2017 EP "Discovery," available now online and in person at shows.

"Discovery does not imply that the place is new
The place is the same, it is we who have changed," I agree with Eu.
You gave us a taste of your world in every elegant paragraph
With the voices and faces poppin' off of the page like a photograph

I'm riding around my hometown with the windows down
Every person I see calls up memories from the lost and found
My kid's in the back seat, asking for stories from long ago
Through his eyes I see discovery every place I go.

I've been to Thomaston, I've been to Mohawk and through North Bath
I shook that man's hand because he told it straight and he made us laugh
He left his home when Mother Ambition said he should
But I'm still around putting out fires in the neighborhood.

I'm riding around my hometown with the windows down
Every person I see calls up memories from the lost and found
My kid's in the back seat, asking for stories from long ago
Through his eyes I see discovery every place I go.

There's a one-eye carouser with a hole in his trousers
And he's playing guitar
For a liquoured-up crowd beneath a little cloud
in the Temple Bar
I tried to get some perspective but I found that objective eluded me
Till I shaved off my beard and I went for a swim in the snot-green sea.

I'm riding around my hometown with the windows down
Every person I see calls up memories from the lost and found
My kid's in the back seat, asking for stories from long ago
Through his eyes I see discovery every place I go.

LYRICS (c) 2017 Bill Ackerbauer

Submitted: March 11, 2017 4:44PM


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