Independence

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Our flaws scale up and our sacred national myths trickle down.

lyrics

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LYRICS:

Curl up on the concourse floor
This is how your body feels
This is what your shoulder's for
No illusions anymore
This is what your lessons meant
The action and its consequent, oh

​You found a patch to call your own, but
​You cannot raise a barn alone
You cannot raise a barn alone

​And I curse the burden made you think you should
​And I curse the blind spot makes you think you did

The frontier lives on in the dreams of certain men
All thinking themselves heroes, all wide-eyed to defend
The right to never make a village square
The right to never lay a brick for someone else's sake, oh oh

​You found a field to claim to own, but
​You cannot raise a barn alone
You cannot raise a barn alone

​And the road asked us, who will share the load?
​And we all said not me not me not me
"​Our hands are full of all we've bought,
​we cannot carry more," we told the road

​The road asked, then who will do without?
​And we all said, not me not me not me
"​I've worked so hard, I don't ask much,
​I need just what I need," we told the road

So the road asked, then who will pay the price?
​And we all said, not me not me not me
Make it someone far away
Make it someone we can't see
Charge the people we don't know
We told the road,
ai
oh oh

You fought and scrapped and earned your own, but
You cannot raise a barn alone
You cannot raise a barn alone alone alone

Shove until you shatter
Shoulder to the wheel
'Cause Indepenedence is a myth
But loneliness is real.

And I curse the burden made you think you should
And I curse the blind spot made you think you did

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from Standing Stones, released February 24, 2017

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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