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lyrics

I got 40,000 notches on my belt I've seen the whole world int he same place
Fair thee wells and magic spells to count beyond the numbers I have known
Black cigars and broken cars don't slow me down they keep me on my feet
Runnin' down the highway on a whim I hear you callin' on the beat

How could I know
It was you
I've been runnin' to?

7 billion prayers to choose from, wonder how the calm connects my fate
Idle tours and Ancient powers, all the worlds' religions on a plate
I've got shinign seas and morning breeze, the wind picks up to whisper in my ear
Open skies and alibis don't stop the world to listen to my fear

How could I know
It was you
I've been runnin' to?

How did you come to find the surface?
How did you find strength not to sink?
How did you turn all the outside upside down to serve you?
When did you go swimmin' in the pink?

How did you go look into the future?
Why did you come back if not to dream?
Why are you still searching for those ancient copper coins?
How is it all simple as it seems?

Why are you still waving on the sidelines?
Why are you not buzzing with the bees?
Why is your dog drooling on my footsteps?
Why is that man cutting open all those healthy trees?

When did you get strong enough to nurture?
Why did all those children up and leave?
What is in that book that you've got pressed between your fingers?
Why aren't all those pages turning colours with the leaves?

Can you tell me something of direction?
Why did all your hair turn white as snow?
Why don't you sit next to me and talk about perfection;
Tell me where the lonely people go?

Tell me how can I ever be a whole man?
How can I breathe on my own?
How can I keep livin' like a nomad;
Knowin' that I'm sitting here alone?

And I'm sittin' here alone

credits

from Postcards, released January 21, 2014
Scott Hamilton - Vocals, Guitar & Percussions
Erik Schoepen - Dobro, Mandolin

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Cougars in America Brussel, Belgium

Cougars in America is the new alt-folk project of Canadian-turned-Bruxellois singer-songwriter, Scott Hamilton. Poet, multi- instrumentalist, and troubadour, he transforms his world into song. His music has been compared to Bonnie Prince Billy or Sufjan Stevens, and serves in equal measures American Folk, Blues, and Indie Rock. ... more

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