the Claim

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lyrics

The claim was a shallow grave
deep enough for wealth to hide
but the gold ran out the other side
and the shame of a hollow vein
the deed was worn and bound in twine
when I stole it from a friend of mine
and the river laid down by the sea
when I sold him to his enemies
and what do I see? a whole world laid out and lost
the creek dried up a white boy’s dam
and I remain a helpless man
and time may teach you
but I’ll remain the nameless same
until the vein begins again
or the land of my father
could stretch so much further
or I could be you
but there is a trail that leads back
and I believe no one sleeps in the night
you’re carrying a load
no more gold in sight

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from low light trades, released June 1, 2017
violin played by Ian Bertorelli

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Bret Koontz Chicago, Illinois

Chicago by way of Nashville. Recording artist and Producer, multi-instrumentalist but first and foremost a songwriter.

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