Rust Right Through

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There’s an old yellow house sitting on my dash
In a picture I took, sunlight for a flash
The whole family out front
‘Cause that’s what you do

Sitting on concrete steps I grew up climbing
I take ‘em two at a time now
But I still reach for the rail
‘Cause that’s what you do

There’s a comfort in keeping and keeping to a path
Doing what I know and knowing what I have
The safety of a rail gives my hands something to do
But one day this rail is gonna rust right through
One day it’s gonna rust right through

There are places to go and milestones to meet
Each one that I reach says something about me
It’s what they want to hear
‘Cause that’s what I do

I’ve kept my head down, kept my mouth shut
Anything to keep me from screwing up
Holding on to their version of me
‘Cause that’s what I do

There’s a comfort in keeping and keeping to a path
Doing what I know and knowing what I have
The safety of a rail gives my hands something to do
But one day this rail is gonna rust right through
One day it’s gonna rust right through

Middle of this highway, same old drive
In what might be, the middle of my life
I’m where I am supposed to be
That’s what they say

When I doubt that what I have to say could ever count for much
Giving in to what I really need feels like giving up
But I’m done giving up on myself
Holding on to what they say

There’s a comfort in keeping and keeping to a path
Doing what I know and knowing what I have
The safety of a rail gives my hands something to do
But one day this rail is gonna rust right through
One day it’s gonna rust right through

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from Honest, released May 3, 2019

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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. "Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. ... more

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