WIDE AWAKE WITH ORPHAN EYES

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Written after my son moved to the great state of Wyoming. A little Whitman, Wordsworth & Muir...

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WIDE AWAKE WITH YOUR ORPHAN EYES
muisc/lyrics: bill mallonee

Poor kid’s wound...opening up...
under a big sky town
air to breathe.....
space to fall down
yeah, the wind has a voice...
you came to adore
and about that wound?
Well, I’m to blame for...

(Subchorus)
and it costs so much...
It costs so much
to keep it all hid

(chorus)
wide awake with your orphan eyes
blinking wondrous in the Autumn light
that passes right through you
standing by a barbed wire fence
at the scene of the accident
and your skies are cobalt blue
And your skies are cobalt blue

faith, she’s a woman...
and to her I am bound
Honey, I’ll treat you well....
considerin’ what I drag around

It was nearing Christmas...
when you bade it all goodbye
I know those loneliness songs
are gonna need a bigger sky
It’s a far cry from the backyard...
of laughter and cartoons
to winter that glazes everything...
under a mirror ball moon

credits

from THE POWER & THE GLORY (2011), track released October 2, 2011
Bill: guitars, vocals
Muriah Keys, vocals
Bert: bass
Kevin: drums

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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