Pay Dirt

Recorded October 2019 @ hotel2tango Montreal PQ

Charlie Hase | pedal steel
Howard Bilerman | producer

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Words + Music © Alison Hogan / Whole Lotta Music SOCAN

V1 I travelled these roads in a younger time
When summer was sweet and the world was mine
I tasted love on the lips of spring
I travelled that road, it was a beautiful thing
I travelled that road, it was a beautiful thing

V2 I’ve been swinging that hammer, been shovelling rocks
You never know how much time is left on God’s punch clock
Been working this same seam on a river of hurt
Don’t know if I’ll ever know when I’ve hit pay dirt
Don’t know if I’ll ever know when I’ve hit pay dirt

Chorus Now I’m no miner
I’m not a keeper of faith
I’m just a dreamer of dreams in this crazy race
And as long as I’m living
I’ll keep working these words
And I’ll torture these six strings till I hit pay dirt
Yeah I’ll torture these six strings till I hit pay dirt

V3 Now some of us make it and some of us don’t
It’s in the luck of the draw
It’s in the blood and the bone
Might do it for pleasure, but it’s a beautiful curse
To follow that siren song for better or worse
To follow that siren song for better or worse

Chorus Now I’m no miner
I’m not a keeper of faith
I’m just a dreamer of dreams in this crazy race
And as long as I’m living
I’ll keep working these words
And I’ll torture these six strings till I hit pay dirt
Yeah I’ll torture these six strings till I hit pay dirt

 

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