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Composer : Kathleen Nisbet
SOCAN/ASCAP
Publishing owned by composer
Track Produced by John Raham and Viper Central

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I went down to the mission
And I brought everything that I had
The last time I saw the rest of me
Was when I walked down that road feeling bad
Do you remember in the Summer
When I walked to the end of the road
I took my only dollar
And I paid for the last freak show

You walked me back
And you said that your heart was was well
What it was like to watch the sunset
From your room at the Empress Hotel

Chelsea and Margaret were still at the pulpit
But they didn't have much more to say
The radio blasted the truth so well crafted
But things rarely works out that way
On the steps of the church
Where the only thing that works
Is for sale and the price is high
You talked of the hope
That kept you off of the dope
Sang the songs that made you cry

And you walked me back
And you said that your heart was well
What it was like to watch the sunset
From your room at the Empress Hotel

The sidewalks were drunken prayers
And the air was so hot with pain
But old friend I am heartened
When I sing those old songs again

And you walked me home
And you said that your heart was well
What it was like to watch the sunrise
From your window at the Empress Hotel

credits

from The Spirit of God and Madness, released March 1, 2017
Kathleen Nisbet : Lead Vocals and Fiddle
Steve Charles : Vocals and Guitar
Tim Tweedale: Vocals and Dobro
Mark Vaughan : Mandolin
Patrick Metzger : Bass

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Viper Central Vancouver, British Columbia

Viper Central is an acoustic stringband based in Vancouver. With roots in bluegrass and old time traditions, they have carved a niche for themselves with their original tunes and arrangements.

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