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The Way Down

from Through Frames by Lorain

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“The Way Down”

Joe’s quiet to the side, he’ll probably stay that way till we get into the night But I think he’ll be alright, now it’s just the darkness around cigarette light.

Drive down to the bay, he’s silent the whole way
I can’t explain, but I understand okay.

Anxious as a mouse trying to get out without knowing what’s outside the house Wants to make a little cash, love until his last, spilled whiskey in the passenger seat.

Drive down to the bay, he’s laughing the whole way
It’s a medicine, I think I’ve learned to take.

My bruised up friends, we are minor men, but we’re alright

You ain’t dying man, any more than I am, but really what’s that say? Slouched on a piano bench saying what’s the sense but you play it anyway.

Drive down to the bay, couldn’t come you had to stay
But you send jokes, to us along the way.

My bruised up friends, we are minor men-- we’re alright.


from Through Frames, released September 25, 2018


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Lorain Portland, Oregon

Lorain plays woozy American music. Singer Erik Emanuelson's expressive tenor, which recalls ghosts of Nashville Skyline era Dylan and the late Jason Molina, floats over lush textures and the band's understated groove.

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