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Freedom On the Ledges

from LongShot Deal by Bob Frey

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Summer's end is coming soon, I can feel it in the Wind
Blowing gently 'cross the Water, now, I find myself again
In a house inside the northern Woods my parents built when they were young
They're older now and, I am, too, and I wonder where it's gone
I'm all alone again
It's someplace that I never thought I'd be
I'm feeling stoned again
It's a place that's quite familiar to me
I've got no one to talk to even though I've got some friends
There's no way that I can say how much I'm broken and I'm bent
Can't stop the rain...
But, they're not to blame

Daniel was an artist, he made his living with his hands
He liked his bourbon and his cigarettes, he loved his music and his friends
Daniel was a friend of mine, he was loyal like the Sun
Setting gently 'neath the Western shore, now, like another day he's done
Now, it's been too long
Since I sat and drank with him and we said goodbye
I think he knew it, too...
Though, he told me that it wouldn't be the last time
That I saw him, "Shit," he said, "I'm gonna make it to the Woods"
"We'll shoot some pool and drink until the dawn" and I know he would've
If he could've...
But, he couldn't...

And, now, sometimes I can't help feeling like I'm losing everything
Daniel would've said "Hey, it's not that way"
"Quit writing all them words of woe and play a song that makes me smile"
He always kind of lived his life that way

There's freedom on the ledges, Babe, and you can always find some room
Step outside the edges in your time
On the backroads of your yesteryears you just might find some truth
The kind you can take with you down the line


from LongShot Deal, track released January 18, 2017
Bob Frey - guitar, vocals, harmonica
Corey Hess - bass, drums
Kevin Gastonguay - organ
Rachel Felicia Calvert - violin
Natalie Fine - harmony vocals


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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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