Washington Said East

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We flipped a quarter, to find direction
Answers to our questions, maybe forget where we had been
Picked a song to take us there, and back again one day
“At the Stars,” I will always find you

300 miles through, Louisiana pines
We passed a man with a cardboard sign
His eyes didn’t look at mine, but I could read between those lines
That cut deep across his weathered face

Take a second look, you know
We’ve all got something to hide, something to show
We’ve walked straighter lines, we have taken higher roads
Please don’t give in to all that is broken
Until you give in
To what you’ve got

Threw a penny in a fountain, at 3:33
Took off with a one-way sign, pointing right at me
We turned around and got on track, can’t believe how much we laughed
I hadn’t seen you really smile, in way too long

The trees were on fire, in the rising sun
Shining off the water, and the face of the one
Who would drive me anywhere, and love me anyway
And remind me in the half-light, of that brand new day

Take a second look, you know
We’ve all got something to hide, something to show
We’ve walked straighter lines, we have taken higher roads
Please don’t give in to all that is broken
Until you give in
To what you’ve got

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from Before I Go, released January 6, 2017

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