Under the Lights

from Down and Out in Mobile by Midnight North

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Music & lyrics by Grahame Lesh

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Can't keep from watching this wreck
Like a slow car crash we all rubberneck
Then they tell you that it's all on you
You know that’s what they always had to do

Oh this town just feels a little too small
Just a couple of bars and that strip mall
Did they always stare this hard?
Or had you never gotten quite this far?

It all starts, you're on a wire
And all the noise just takes you higher
Right now the last thing on your mind
This is a few nights under the lights,
then forty years on the grind

I'll bet you had dreamed but not prepared
What's the point when no one cared?
Daddy fought and mama ran
But you ain't the only one without a plan

There's no blueprint for small time fame
But no one ever told you all the same
Hold on dear or throw it out?
Even the best trip has no route

The thunder roars, the song is cryin'
But no one stops your heart from lyin'
Right now the last thing on your mind
This is a few nights under the lights,
then forty years on the grind

Now the need has gone away
Off with believers who couldn't stay
Somehow you've gotten good at this
It's the rest of life that will give you fits

Begin again, and now forever
You've made the choice to do it better
Right now the last thing on your mind
This was a few nights under the lights,
then forty years on the grind

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credits

from Down and Out in Mobile, released August 7, 2020
Elliott Peck - acoustic guitar and vocals
Grahame Lesh - electric guitar and vocals
Nathan Graham - drums, percussion, banjo, and vocals
Connor O'Sullivan - bass, synthesizer and gong

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