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Just a boy on a bike with a light in his eye
He leapt at life like it got him high
A Superman smile with a superhero cape
Always looking to save the day

Now he’s been wandering the backstreets of life
For so long now it don’t seem right
Just a baby boy in the blink of an eye
Grown to a man just trying to stay high

There you are
Another shooting star
Reaching down in the pocket of the interstate
Driving home like it’s too late

And you’ve been running around like a long lost friend
Meeting your maker in every dead end
Kicking down doors and then
Just walking away
Maybe you’ll save yourself someday

Living on the street, without a name
No bad guys to beat, no one to blame
Just an empty plate and burning spoon
As folks walk by in their name-brand shoes

He’s a hell of a friend to those in need
Give you the shirt off his back, literally
But people look through him, they don’t give a damn
He grew up to be the Invisible Man

My heart’s on your sleeve, my blood’s in your chest
When you can’t eat, baby, I can’t rest
Like you’re still just a messy-haired messed up kid
But I can’t save you now like I always did

So there you are
Another shooting star
Reaching down in the pocket of the interstate
Driving home like it’s too late

And I’m running around like a long lost friend
Meeting my maker in every dead end
Kicking down doors and then
Just walking away
Cuz I can’t save you now
I tried everything that I know how
So baby maybe you’ll save yourself
Instead of always trying to save somebody else
Maybe you’ll save yourself someday

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from Hush The Wild Horses: Rollout, releases September 6, 2019

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Rachel Harrington Portland, Oregon

FOUR STARS: “ancient-sounding country noir" ~Q Magazine

FOUR STARS: “songs that conjure the ghosts of old America”
~Mojo


FOUR STARS: “a compelling blend of twang and swing … a sharply rendered sound portrait”
~Songlines

"She has a knack, like Gillian Welch, for writing new tunes for the Carter Family songbook."
~Utne Reader

"Will steal your heart." ~Performing Songwriter
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