Same Way Down

from Road Songs by Alex McMurray

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the wind was wrong and the shadows long
i thought maybe this was the final deal
the moon looked toward a burned out ford
i saw an angel at the wheel
the ride is free she said to me
free—if you listen to my secret
how far you going? never mind i’ve always known
the way you come on up you got to go the same way down

chimneys trees blowing black in the breeze
over there she said that was my daddy’s place
the town had a name and it once was the same as his
but that was never my disgrace
he never could meet my eyes on the street but still
still it never was no secret
as i grew i knew you can be lost and never be found
cuz how you come on up you got to go the same way down
how you come on up you got to go the same way down

she said i wouldn’t lie when i walked by
whole damn town looked away
i got out for good just as fast as i could
’til finally i came back one day
a spark then a flame and i head my name he said “mary
what have you done my daughter?”
i don’t feel no shame ‘cause everybody knows my name
the way i come on up i got to go the same way down
the way i come on up i got to go the same way down

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from Road Songs, released September 22, 2020
AM—guitars, vocals, harp, egg
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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