from The Valley by Matt Buetow

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Brother there are none but happy sendings for the life you have chosen for your son
But it is his path now to pray for no dead endings
It is his path alone which he must run

And all the people that are waiting in my doorway
I cannot turn my fire will go black
I’ve waited long enough to know the wrong way
I’ve waited long enough and I’m going back

Back home back where I call home
Back home that’s what I call home

The currents that keep this river rolling are the same ones that will hold you till you drown
And as you build your bridge to climb up and over, you shed your skin and cringe as you look down
But can you bear to see your lover as you’re lowered
Will you catch her tears and strip her of her black
You can spend your life trying to stay sober but the devil ain’t ashamed to take you back

Back home back where he calls home
Back home that’s what he calls home

It’s a common wish to want it back but all that he offers is all you lack
The only hard part is to make it stop
But try as you might something stalls, until you can walk there you will crawl
Until that day you will roll
You roll

Back home back where you call home
Back home that’s what you call home


from The Valley, released April 22, 2014


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Matt Buetow Portland, Oregon

Drawing from country legends like Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, and Willie Nelson, Matt Buetow’s songs are honest and true. Every song comes straight from experience and his smooth tenor vocals give each carefully crafted lyric a classic feel.

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