Return of the Grievous Angel

by Samuel Stiles

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This is my first attempt at straight country music!
After a long tour and being on the road, I thought the song was a very fitting story of telling the tale of the road and being out west.
It's also one of my favorite Gram Parsons songs.
Lyrics by Thomas Stanley Brown
I hope you enjoy!

lyrics

Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
And welcome me back to town
Come out on your porch or step into your parlor
And I'll tell you how it all went down

Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town

Oh, and i remember something you once told me
And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you

`Cause I headed west to grow up with the country
Across those prairies and through those waves of grain
And I saw my devil,
And I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee

We flew straight across that river bridge,
Last night a half past two
The switchman wave his lantern goodbye
And good day as we went rolling through
Billboards and truckstops pass by the grievous angel
And now I know just what I have to do

And the man on the radio won't leave me alone
He wants to take my money for something
That I've never been shown

And I saw my devil,
And I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee

The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old bible belt
And lighted out for some desert town

Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town

Oh, but I remembered something you once told me
And I' ll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you

Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you

credits

released June 15, 2012
Samuel Stiles plays and sings.
Recorded on a Tascam MS-16 tape machine and transferred to Logic for mixing.
Recorded with only Cascade (Condensers and Ribbon) microphones.

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Samuel Stiles Chicago, Illinois

You can take the man out of New Orleans...but
You can't take the New Orleans out of the man...
Life has taken me all over the world...including a stint living in New Zealand...
Some may know me as Matt Martin...
You may have known me by my past and present musical works...
Amerigo, World Leader Pretend, Andy Wagner, Theresa Andersson, Steve Eck, and Rachel Ries.
This site=My New Music.
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