Ode to Joe

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Every time I think I’m right, and I just can’t miss tonight
I can trust in you to bring me back down.
You’ve been there for me , helping me to see
You keep my feet on the ground.
Everywhere I go you’re there, givin’ me that hollow stare
Yet you wonder why it is that I frown.
But I won’t tell you why, you shouldn’t even try;
here’s what I’ve come to propound:

Don’t fall for the standard line.
Don’t get drunk on common wine.
To judge is human to create divine.
Don’t cast your pearls before the swine.

Lord, Lord yes I know.
That what I reap is what I sow.
Lord how was I to know?
This garden dried up long ago.

There’s a party here right now, can’t be sure just why or how
I say what the hell let’s get this thing on.
If you wanna dance, or fall into a trance,
That’s just fine to each his own.
But you shouldn’t do a thing, just because of what I sing
Never said I could draw water from stone.
Even so it’s true, as much as me for you,
Let’s not forget what we’ve known


from Embers, released October 21, 2016
Written by Dan Campbell
Performed by the Trails



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The Trails formed in 2012, composed of musicians who had found themselves in Nashville due to the musical opportunities the city offers. Each member brings many years of professional experience. The common thread is a sincere wish to make meaningful music from the hearts and souls of the band members, rather than merely using their skills at the service of the music industry. ... more

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