The Painter

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I painted a picture, but not very well
It never looks like it does in my head
The morning sky stretches out across a field
And a man shuffles down a potholed dirt road

I don’t know what he’s looking for

He knows it’s lost and it needs to be found
He’s running out of weeks and of days and of hours
The sun is at his back as he stares off down the road
He’s never felt more at ease with being all alone

I don’t know what he’s looking for

I don’t want to be alone looking for those ghosts I won’t find
It’s not all up to us who keeps our hearts and our minds

I don’t know what he’s looking for

I’ll never be happy with what I have here in my hands
Maybe it’s better off that way, maybe I have all I’ll have

I should have tried harder
I should have done it right
I should have looked you right in the eye
I should have been more direct
I should have fought that fight
I should have seen though all those lies
I should have been a painter


from Canyon Sounds, released April 24, 2019


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Canyon Sounds Boulder, Colorado

The Boulder based folk-rock band's songs share bits and pieces of stories about life, beginnings and endings. One downstairs neighbor described their sound as, "Drowning out NCIS, keep it down!" Canyon Sounds believe in music's power to connect people, even if they're just hearing the echos set over Mark Harmon solving yet another Navy related crime. ... more

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