The Way It Has Always Been

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One-take with guitar and vocals. Then added a Nashville-tuned guitar with organ effect into a tube amplifier.

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The Way it has Always Been - February 15, 2013

Her hair laid into the garden
Feels this twitching from within
The earth is growing inside of her
Just the way it has always been

She lifts the dirt on her hands
Feels the earth with her feet
She wears dresses like she always wears
She can grow anything

CHORUS
For thousands of years
Twirling and she spins
Mother Earth, May I have this dance?

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May, June, July
Flowers in the Spring
A summer romance
Through the sun and rain we dance

Colors brush the canvas of Autumn
The fruits of our love
Flourish, nourish
Throw our bodies to the ground

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With Winter comes death
With a promise of rebirth
She cuts off all of her hair
Slowly closes her eyes

Lay her hair into her garden
With spring comes twitching from within
The earth is growing inside of her
Just the way it has always been

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from When the Lights Come On, released November 5, 2013

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Dan Vaillancourt Midland, Michigan

Michigan-based singer-songwriter Dan Vaillancourt has performed nearly a thousand concerts in 40 states, has been heard on the radio in all 50 states and many other things that sound impressive, but his friends will tell you that he is a dork.

"...Truly one of the eclectic original and iconic wordsmiths writing songs today." - Bob Gottlieb, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
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