Hard to Get Back

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Some days I want to move home to Cape Breton.

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I’m going back somehow
Through the forests where I used to hide
Where the grasses they have grown so high
They can’t see how fast we’re running
I’m saving up my words
To use as currency against the wind
When it tries to blow us back again
You know it always tries to blow us back

Back in the day we used to say
You can’t stand still if it’s not in your bones
And we were right
And chased the lights
But I never thought it’s be so hard to get back home

I know I’ve been somewhere
Places that I never dreamed I’d go
Silent rivers never seen the snow
But we never were the wiser
And now the years take hold
And I need you to remind me
To erase or to define me
Take me to that lonesome hillside by the sea

Back in the day we used to say
You can’t stand still if it’s not in your bones
And we were right
And chased the lights
But I never thought it’s be so hard to get back home

And you defended this ideal
While I raged against the setting of the sun
Now that I finally know how it feels
Take the bullets from your gun and say that I’m the only one

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from Burn the Tapes, released June 8, 2015

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Norma MacDonald Halifax, Nova Scotia

Norma MacDonald likes Gram Parsons records, potato chips, talking to strangers, David Lynch movies and swimming in the ocean. Her fourth album, "Burn the Tapes" was recorded over 13 months in rural Upper Musquodoboit, NS.

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