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Lonesome Town

by Samuel Stiles

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This song was recorded from road amidst a 48 state 52 day tour of the U.S.
It is the epitome of how I felt some nights, being far from home, far away from my love.
It pretty much nails what it was like to be on the road for this stretch.
The song was written by Baker Knight.


There`s a place where lovers go
To cry their troubles away
And they call it "Lonesome Town"
Where the broken hearts stay (Lonesome Town)

You can buy a dream or two
To last you all through the years
And the only price you pay
Is a heart full of tears (full of tears)

Going down to Lonesome Town
Where the broken hearts stay
Going down to Lonesome Town
To cry my troubles away

In the town of broken dreams
The streets are filled with regret
Maybe down in Lonesome Town
I can learn to forget (to forget)
Maybe down in Lonesome Town
I can learn to forget

Lonesome Town


released April 20, 2012
Recorded to a Tascam MS-16 with a Cascade DR-2 Ribbon Microphone.

Samuel Stiles croons and plays a Gibson J-45.

Photograph taken by Andy Wagner on our tour near the Mojave Desert.


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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, Rachel Ries, and Still Machine.
This site=My New Music.
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