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UncleTupeloFan

 Genre: Acoustic

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Written for a friend of mine whose wife went searching for those elusive greener pastures. My brother Ed did the guitar work, I did the vocals and wrote the lyrics. Thanks for listening!

Peace,
Paul
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Lyrics
The “For Sale” sign hit a root or two, but it finally stood it’s ground
A corner lot, by appointment, with no money down
I remember when we bought it back in 1993
When I used to see forever in the way you looked at me

That old front porch swing is calling like a soothing violin
The agent likes the curb appeal, it will really bring ‘em in
You said we got our money’s worth, it was a hundred bucks at Sears
I say we’ll lose a fortune the next thirty empty years

I’ve packed up all your boxes, a life together on the label
And I hope you find the thing that you are looking for
Can you help me clear the blessings from the table
Before you kill the lights and walk out that door

Emma Joe’s just hear on weekends, she can’t know how it feels
A tattered Barbie suitcase with too many miles on the wheels
You said that it’d be better to pull the plug before she’s grown
I always thought your family was the place that you called “home”

When you signed the final papers, you gave me back the ring
You said we got an awesome price, but to me, there’s no such thing
I may never convince you that what you did just wasn’t right
But the rattle of those 30 coins is gonna keep you up at night

I’ve packed up all your boxes, a life together on the label
And I hope you find the thing that you are looking for
Can you help me clear the blessings from the table
Before you kill the lights and walk out that door.

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Comments: 22
Fans: 15
Plays: 91
Downloads: 141
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Uploaded: Dec 31, 2007 - 12:37:28 PM
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2007 - 12:37:28 PM Last Played: Nov 11, 2015 - 08:53:11 AM
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Comments
jgurner said 3617 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Very nice
A beautiful, heartfelt tune. It really hits home when you've had someone in your life move on looking for the "greener pastures." Great vocals and some beautiful guitar work.

Enjoyed it very much.
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Feter said 3616 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Home for sale !
Great work and lyrics ..just superb song welldone !!
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pablatone said 3616 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
wow!
that was excellent. the production couldn't get any better. Good job.
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bud said 3616 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Really impressive tune
great writing and delivery - excellent poetry. Wonderful guitar and production too. A real gem. Why are the sad songs so often the best?
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UncleTupeloFan said 3615 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Thanks!
For the kind words and thanks for listening! Bud, I agree that the sad songs are always the best for some reason.

Peace,
Paul
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thetiler said 3614 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
wow
what lyrics !
So incredibly personal and to hear this heart wrenching tune. I just moved from a house my wife and I bought in the Nashville Tn area and moved back to the San Francisco area. This really hits home to the many problems can occur in life's journey.

One of the best heartfelt tunes I've heard in a while here. Very well done both lyrical and musical to me.
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UncleTupeloFan said 3614 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Tiler, I am such a huge fan of your music -- coming from you, I really appreciate the compliment.
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J.A.Stewart said 3614 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Gently Philosophical
Most songs on this subject tend to be overtly bitter. This one manages to stay philosophical... and effective.

Nicely done. ;)

--- Joe
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said 3614 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
What powerful...
beautifully written lyrics. And, man, do you sing them sooo well. I am really impressed. Perfectly delivered, as if wearied yet soo aware of all that is walking out that door. Totally pro music bed and luscious guitar work.

My hats off to you... kudos. Your friend must have been moved deeply by this.
guitapick said 3614 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
This is...
...beautiful.

Poetry meets sound. Very, very moving. The music conveys the message perfectly.

Kind of tough being applauded for such a painful time...

Thanks for a great post...

Bob
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TobinMueller said 3614 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Reminder
...of the power of great song. Fabulous. Excellent atmosphere, clarity, transparency, lyric interpretation. The occasional flatness in your voice fits perfectly with the exhaustion of having lost, the regret, the failure. I'm glad its not autobiographical. Great writing.
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enicholsMJ said 3614 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Brother Paul...
Glad to see your tunes getting plays here. You've struck a chord and a nerve.

Ed
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Joe Brady said 3613 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Great writing.......
Clear the blessings from the table.......the line surprised me and nearly brought me to tears. Powerful in its understated beauty. Well done.

Joe.
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moorlandt said 3613 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
great storytelling
I enjoyed following the lyrics from start to end. Always a joy to listen to a well crafted story. Very relaxing tune, produced and performed with great skills. Just a great post. Thanks for that!

-Walt
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UncleTupeloFan said 3612 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
thanks...
...moorlandt, appreciate the listen and the kind words!

Peace,
Paul
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Moviz said 3612 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
excellent
writing and very heartfelt about a symptom of life these days for so many... so sad. You made an excellent song out of this and the performance too couldn't be bettered vocally and with the backing, I love the subtle guitar input; just right, regards M
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said 3611 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Classic
too too good this is truth it grabs you holds you because reality does that I know every word.... great song !!!!!
UncleTupeloFan said 3611 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
thanks, zerohour
appreciate the knid words!

Peace,
Paul
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eleveneyes said 3611 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
great song
sounds like you boys sure know how to put a great song together!
Superbly gut-wrenching. Lyrics are beautifully perfect. Performance is pensive, patient, contemplative, tender and tasteful.
Your opening line is wonderful and it just gets better from there.
Thanks for posting this.
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tmcfate said 3610 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
all i can say
is wow. had me with every line. so sad and so real. great job
tim
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Ibstrat said 3610 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
Amazingly
Well written song.Vocals Lyrics and guitar work are perfect,awesome production.
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singingshrink said 3603 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
loved it
real- honest - great job!
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