Stayed With a Friend

by Leaving the Tracks

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This is the story of the time my friend Gene helped pick up his friend's daughter.

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Stayed with a friend, and as the party ended
he agreed to help someone, help take her daughter home
her little 6-year daughter had been staying with her father
and no one else could help her now (drive her home), no one

before the sun came up, he went into the house
held a sleeping child in blankets when he came out
oh before the sun came up, he went into the house
held a sleeping child in blankets when he came out

oh she wasn't his by birth but oh the way he carried her
tender so as not to wake her
no she wasn't his by birth but oh the way he carried her

I saw him kiss her forehead as he tucked her in that night
making safe, making right
yes I saw him kiss her forehead as he tucked her in that night
and I wondered what it would have felt like

oh she wasn't his by birth, but oh the way he carried her
so tender so as not to wake her
no she wasn't his by birth, but oh the way he carried her...

and I saw him kiss her forehead as he tucked her in that night
making safe, making it right
yes I saw him kiss her forehead as he tucked her in that night
yes I wanted to know what it felt like

yes I wanted to know what it felt like

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released February 15, 2015

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Leaving the Tracks Chicago, Illinois

These are demos for an ongoing project. Kerry Anne Pritchard is a hobo heart, California grown, born to roam.
When hobos traveled, they'd leave symbols & signs for others to find, to help, warn, encourage.
This project /band, Leaving the Tracks, is named for a sign meaning "Leaving railroad for highway or cross country." Songs explore grief, hope, leaving the known in search of something more.
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