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Tobacco Valley

from Through Frames by Lorain

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“Tobacco Valley”

It’s been said of this cold and dead tobacco valley
there ain’t no hope in December light.
The cold brittles your bones, and your home’s no more a home;
your oak tree heart should roam along.

Then it all turned to stone,
Thought it’d explain itself but it don’t
In Connecticut

You remember last year when the boat rocked and the car it veered,
the dog wandered around the house showing her teeth?
You wanted so bad to be held by something
and some dogs just wanna please ya.

Now she’s finally released
ain’t it a relief to let it bleed?
In Connecticut

There’s a hole where a lake used to be, the bones of a once loved thing. When the dam opened wide, with the water you could leave
When the dam opened wide, you didn’t do anything.

But ain’t it a late night train as long as day, picking up like an April rain? And it won’t stop for ya, it’ll kill ya where you lay,
leave ya on the tracks...

Oh in a lost kind of way
With everything broken somehow it’s okay
In Connecticut


from Through Frames, released September 25, 2018


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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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