Drifter's Lament

from Road Songs by Alex McMurray

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woke up this morning
and i lost my only friend
and now i’m on the road alone
an out front drifter and i’ll be until the end
no good idea where i’m going

we went down many a highway
spent some years in town
worked for many years for john mcghee
lived our life together
even when we were apart
it all came back again so easily

so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
i’ll see you when i can
take flight, take flight, take flight, take flight
over to that other land

when there was trouble
and there was trouble all the time you said
i ain’t gonna go back to pretend
when you got trouble you got to face it like a man
you was more than a man up to the end

and when the darkness put me on my knees
you knew what i was thinking of
you were my mountain you were my Hercules
when they used to hate our kind of love

so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
i’ll see you when i can
take flight, take flight, take flight, take flight
over to that other land

when the years go sprawling
go falling down the stairs
i know i’ll dream you now and then
when you come a calling
won’t be no judgment there
just hold my hand once again

a bird came up this morning
said son where is your heart?
i left it in that town just back a ways
i’m an out front drifter
and i’ve always played that part
looks like i’ll be drifting all my days

so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
i’ll see you when i can
take flight, take flight, take flight, take flight
over to that other land

credits

from Road Songs, released September 22, 2020
AM—guitars, vocals
Michael Mehiel—synthesizer
Jeff Treffinger—omnichord
Recorded and mixed at Studio Seurat New Orleans, LA by Michael Mehiel
Mastered by Bruce Barielle
Photo by Jim Merrill
Layout by Kourtney Keller

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Alex McMurray New Orleans, Louisiana

I'm a New Orleans based singer songwriter type. I play in a bunch of bands. I make recordings sometimes. Some of them are here. Thanks for supporting my work. Drop me a line--I'd love to hear from you.

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