Checkmate

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This is a lyric by Peter Monk, simple two guitar arrangement and honest vocal by Steve.

lyrics

Angel falling into place
Balancing an act of faith
You get yours when I get mine
The space between is a lonely line
The strange decay of ancient wine
Empty nights and empty days
I’d love to baby but we’re too late
Space without time, time without space
An empty bed that’s been disgraced
A distant dream I can’t erase
Love needs love the missing ace
Close your eyes and there’s my face
Take what you get cuz you got what it takes
There’s plenty of accidents but there ain’t no mistakes

credits

from Gospel Flat, track released July 18, 2012
Steve: Lead vocals, dobro
Ethan: Backup vocals, resonator guitar, piano
Peter Monk: Lyrics

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This Old Earthquake Bolinas, California

West of west, where the west never ends. This is the territory occupied by This Old Earthquake, an indie folk trio based in Bolinas, California, an eccentric small town on the coast of Marin County just north of San Francisco. Described as “West Marinicana” and “sophisticated back porch music.” The sound is intimate and sparse, a pick against a string, a breath anticipates a lyric. ... more

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