Stumbling Toward The Dawn (single)

by M. Lockwood Porter

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1.
Red sun rising on the desert floor Wildflowers blooming ‘neath the sycamores Something inside says I’ve been here before Maybe in another lifetime All my life, I’ve held on tight Worried that I wasn’t quite doing it right But something special’s gonna happen tonight I can feel it in my very marrow Everybody’s trying their best to be free Most of us are doing it wrong Though the night is cloudy and we can’t hardly see We keep on stumbling toward the dawn I’ve been building cathedrals and chasing my whales Battening my hatches and raising my sails Been too proud to quit, been too scared to fail Terrified of living for nothing. Saying “Things are gonna change just as soon as I get To the place that I haven’t quite arrived at yet, But there’s a version of me on the internet I think you’ll like a whole lot better.” Everybody’s trying their best to be free Most of us are doing it wrong Though the night is cloudy and we can’t hardly see We keep on stumbling toward the dawn I’m an orphan searching for a family tree With room somewhere for a kid like me I’m praying to God that you’ll be patient with me Or I’ll never really learn to be happy Eyes full of rain, clouds full of tears If you’re lucky, you’ll get seventy years So what’s the point of wasting it all on fear And illusions of control Everybody’s trying their best to be free Most of us are doing it wrong Though the night is cloudy and we can’t hardly see We keep on stumbling toward the dawn Red sun rising on the desert floor Wildflowers blooming ‘neath the sycamores Something inside says I’ve been here before Maybe in another lifetime
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I just want to make 1 piece of art so damn good you can't ignore it. I just want a 2 bed, one bath bungalow with hardwood flooring. I just want a 3-act life with a curtain call to a standing O, And a chance to 4-give all my enemies before I go. I just want 5 thousand dollars And 60 people to come out to my show And keep their voices low. Keep your voices low. Shut your mouth when you're at my show. Keep your voices low. I just want a simple life where we won't worry how we'll pay the rent. I just want to stick it to the man, but save for retirement. I just want our love to burn this brightly still when we get old. I just want more records as good as "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road". I just want ten thousand dollars for my next record, A wedding ring, and a honeymoon in Rome... And Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone. Let's learn Italian and go to Rome. Rosetta Stone.

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released December 14, 2018

"Stumbling Toward The Dawn"

M. Lockwood Porter: vocals, acoustic guitar
Peter Labberton: drums
Bevan Herbekian: bass
Jeff Hashfield: Wurlitzer
Jeremy Lyon: electric guitar

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Peter Labberton

"Rosetta Stone"

M. Lockwood Porter: vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, snaps, triangle
John Moreland: bass

Engineered and mixed by John Moreland
Mastered by Peter Labberton

All song written by M. Lockwood Porter

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