Are You Lonesome Now?

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You tell me you're an artist, you've got nothing left to prove
You tell me to be patient, everybody waits for you
Time is on your side, and inspiration, too
You tell me that there's genius in every little thing you do.

You speak to me of knowledge, you speak to me of cost
You say, "Are you paying attention, boy? 'Cause you're looking kind of lost"
I say, "That ain't confusion that you're seeing, it's just your gleam is gone"
Every time I see you, you just go on and on and on

You can always tell a story, you can always drop a name
You can answer every question, you're a master of the game
You've got a face for every angle, you've got a face for me
In the rain the other night, I'm still not certain if it's you that I did see

You tell me order is important, there could never be enough
But, what about compassion, baby, have you forgotten about love?
Did you ever learn to listen, you always talk so loud
Maybe someday I'll write a letter, asking "Tell me, are you lonesome now?"

credits

from Like A Train, released December 18, 2007
Bob Frey - Vocals, Harmonica
Corey Hess - Bass
Paul Loughridge - Drums
Marc Conklin - Guitar

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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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