Town Born Child

First paragraph of The House of Seven Gables* by Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The street is Pyncheon-street; the house is the old Pyncheon-house; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon-elm.”​

*Fun fact: the first paragraph is about as far as I made it in that book...

Listen here:

Well I’m a town born child I’ve got braces on my name And you can bet when I show up I bring all my ghosts with me

Well I’m a town born son And when the morning comes I will wash off the dust of the Dreams that I never got done

Now I’m keeping an eye out for you 'Cause you come from where I want to go to You got the melodies and music in your ear So sing this town born child away from here

Well I’m a town born child And all my teachers knew my brothers And when I stepped into a classroom I was just like the others

I’m a town born child But my mind’s been wondering out for a while And I never pushed fast or forward But I always could hold my tongue and force a smile

On my own, driving home I dream of summer in the winter And when spring rolls on I skip my stones But never watch when they go under and down

Music and lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364). Published by Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127)

Produced by Roy Gurel

Mixed by Assaf Spector and Roy Gurel

Mastered by Brian Lucey

Vocals by Roy Gurel and Yula Yael Beeri Guitars by Roy Gurel Bass and organ by Assaf Spector Drums and percussion by Shlomi Lavie

From Trouble Came, released August 28, 2019 released August 1, 2016

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