Jul 23, 2013
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Long Live The Hudson River Valley

This new song’s lyrics are dedicated to the beautiful people of Hudson, Kinderhook, Valatie, Red Hook, and Kingston NY, and all the good times we have had. 

Long Live The Hudson River Valley

I have seen a bit of Amsterdam, and a bit of Prague

I’ve seen a bit of London twice, in between the fog

I’ve seen the Nantes cathedral and the Barcelona beach

& Dublin & Vienna and a dozen more of each

But long live the Hudson River Valley

I have spent a year in exile in the forests of the deep

The clouds a mile thick overhead, the spirits that they keep

The wonderment of opening your eyes in your old place

The resignation falling with the scales on your face

Oh, long live the Hudson River Valley

I have stopped in California near the place where I was born

I’ve shed the last remains of my self-pity and self-scorn

I’ve come across the embers that are left of my old ways

I’ll come up to Valatie and I’ll set them all ablaze

Oh, long live the Hudson River Valley

I have fed off New York City like a fluke inside its host

And still I must return to always hold its heartbeat close

Until I can retire far upstate where I can hear

The old silence that my own heart has now come to cherish dear

Oh, long live the Hudson River Valley

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