That's Where It Lives

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Another great Peter Monk lyric...


That’s where it lives without a name
A hundred faces come and gone
Too many homes without a home
A few close friends who share the pain
So don’t ask me where I’ve been
Cuz where I’ve been is long since gone
And where I am can never be
A place for anyone but me
Please don’t ask me who I am
Cuz who I am is what I’ve been
And what I’ve been can’t be undone
And what I have is what I’ve won
And it keeps going round
Up and down in and out all around
Breaking down forever and I’m following
Upside down high and low inside out
Breaking down persuing
Please know you’re mind is in your heart
Not in your head
Please don’t ask me what I see
Cuz that’s a vision long since done
And what I see is what I know
And that’s a thing that stands alone
Please don’t ask me what I’ve done
Cuz what I’ve done can’t be re-born
And still it lives inside me now
And like the inside is unknown
That’s where I live without a name
A hundred faces come and gone
Too many homes without a home
A few close friends to share the pain


from Gospel Flat, released July 18, 2012
Steve: Lead and backup vocals, acoustic guitar
Ethan: Backup vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitars
Taylor: Stand-up bass
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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