Not So Far From Your Porch Swing

by Knots on a String

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1.
Western winds blow me home Show me the way I ought to go Western wind blow me home Blow me home to the place I belong Raging river float me home Wash me up like your smoothest stones Raging river float me home Float me home to the place I belong Winding road turn me home Let me roam 'round here no more Winding road turn me home Turn me home to the place I belong Let the song take me home Let it feed me and keep me warm Let the song take me home Take me home to the place I belong
2.
03:49
I'm watching as their shoes pass A face there then it moves on past As I sit here on this park bench for two But it's just me and the world keeps rolling on I watched you put your shoes on Your face turned to an open door Your candle lights a path just for one Now it's just me and the world keeps rolling on There's nothing that I'm bound to So I'm leaving this park bench behind I'm walking in a new pair of shoes 'Cause the world's wide and we all keep rolling on
3.
Well two people at a bus stop sitting Two feet are sore, the other two itching One's gonna fly like a bird if she can The other's got the stories of a military man Oh, what mama said Oh, mama always said But mama never said that there'd be so many kinds And mama never said that they'd all taste sweet sometimes Imagine if the people just keep on running Put the past behind so they can see what's coming Who wouldn't want to run like the wind blows Stop anytime and head back home CHORUS You can tell a lot about a man by his shows Where he's going and the hoops he's been through You don't have to be smart to know love Or believe in the gifts that come from above CHORUS
4.
This story is the best I've ever read Gives me the best kind of goosebumps, playing over and over and over in my head The queen she traveled widely, the king grew roots into the ground Their meeting was surprising but no truer love was their to be found It's a world of trails, which one to follow Beside each other where the wind blows This heart is elastic, it makes music stretched so tight between our worlds Pluck gently these heartstrings they will tremble Your fingers make them tremble My lungs fill fully, taste your body in the space around my dreams No pause in breathing, I'm never really leaving I'm never really leaving Your body leaves a shadow on my bed A space I cannot recreate, I sigh The miles between us daunt me, they haunt me Finding how to replace that grey empty space of your imprint on the pillow It's a world of trails which one to follow Beside each other where the wind blows This heart is elastic, it makes music stretched so tight between our worlds Pluck gently these heartstrings they will tremble Your fingers make them tremble My lungs fill fully, taste your body in the space around my dreams No pause in breathing, I'm never really leaving I'm never really leaving Love becomes an endless word Love becomes the only word This heart is elastic, it makes music stretched so tight between our worlds Pluck gently these heartstrings they will tremble Your fingers make them tremble My lungs fill fully, taste your body in the space around my dreams No pause in breathing, I'm never really leaving I'm never really leaving
5.
Oh, the silence Breaks and falls We stop short When the raven calls Oh, the wind Follows the sun The light recedes And we are one We tell our own story We sing our own song We walk our own rhythm But to each other we all belong Upon the mountain Atop the world Your wisdom bellows We can't be heard Oh, remember We caught the stars You told the story Of how good we are We tell our own story We sing our own song We walk our own rhythm But to each other we all belong Morning's peaceful As we descend Oh, what's coming Around the bend We tell our own story We sing our own song We walk our own rhythm But to each other we all belong
6.
04:57
The ship's been at the port for days I just want to sail away No matter how close I am to home I still feel this lonesome low And when you learn to love Save a little piece of your heart so you can float above And love won't bring you down I should have heard the whole story Of the Golden Vanity For I'm sinking in lonesome sea I'm sinking in lonesome sea And when you learn to love Save a little piece of your heart so you can float above And love won't bring you down I think I need somebody else Cause I can't find it in myself
7.
You're a queen, you're beautiful You may say I'm a rambler but I'm not the only one Your wild heart will take you places I have never gone Oh, I have never gone And if I could I surely would carve these words into your keys So every note you played would sing your praises You're in between You're neither here nor there You're looking for your home but you heart is everywhere Looking for your home but your heart is everywhere Your heart is everywhere And if I could I surely would carve these words into your keys So every note you played would sing your praises You're a queen, you're beautiful You may say I'm a rambler but I'm not the only one Your wild heart will take you places I have never gone Oh, I have never gone
8.
03:26
You tap uneven rhythms with the middle finger of your left hand You tightly grasp your notebook as if the words would escape and reveal something bad And I wonder what you're thinking way up here above the clouds Where the humming of our movement is so numbing and so loud And all these people, in all these places Travel together through all these spaces But no one seems go where I go No one seems to go where I go You eye my slice of pizza as if you haven't eaten in four long days You light your cigarette and let your smile fade into the haze And I wonder what you're thinking as we wait along the street Where the humming of their movement keeps our shoes upon our feet And all these people, in all these places Travel together through all these spaces But no one seems go where I go No one seems to go where I go
9.
May the road spread before you as your travel on May the wind rise to meet you as you travel on May your friends come to guide you as you travel on For to travel is to love one and all May your boat keep a-floating as you travel on May your wheels keep a-rolling as you travel on May your feet keep a-strolling as you travel on For to travel is to love one and all May good food fill your table as you travel on May your body be fit and able as you travel on May your mind keep you stable as you travel on For to travel is to love one and all May your words flow freely as you travel on May your home be all that you see as you travel on And may you slumber sweetly as you travel on For to travel is to love one and all Oh, to love is to travel far beyond
10.
'Cause I write about love but not too much I write about the road, but not the sun I write about the candle that burns for one Take me home where I belong Living in the city, life is tough A million people but it's not enough I've moved around now but the road's still rough Take me home where I belong Got no money to pay my bills Got a will to work now, but I ramble still Gotta settle down to get my fill Take me home where I belong Daddy used to tell me, "Life ain't fair" I don't wanna sit down, but I want my chair Can't find my place, oh, in the open air Take me home where I belong

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released October 6, 2013

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Knots on a String Minneapolis, Minnesota

Knots on a String serve up an entree of folk with sides of groovy beets. Ghanaian hand drums pepper the plate with saucy stand-up bass, finger lickin' fiddle, buttery guitar, melt-in-your-mouth harmonica, and a serving of simmering vocals to tingle your taste buds. With organic compositions, reheated old favorites, and a healthy helping of humor, enjoy the homegrown buffet of five lively ladies! ... more

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