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This is a song I wrote for my dear friend, Drake. It describes his feeling of excitement to leave the Hudson Valley and head up north to the Adirondacks where he'd go to college.


I am tired
of the lights and buzz
I am tired
of suburbia because,
there's a yearning deep inside me
because life will pass me by
there's something swimming pools and driveways
could never satisfy

I'm headin' north
its as simple as that
pack my car
there's no lookin back

I'm so sick of seeing people
I don't care about from high school
that I've been hiding from in grocery stores
and I feel like such a fool
Where your identity is crafted
from your khakis or your car
where you're judged upon your smallest things
that don't make you who you are.

I'm headin' north
its as simple as that
pack my car
there's no lookin back

No goodbyes
because I know that I'll see you
but sometime later
and I'll be only passing through

And there's no one that's out there
that can tell me why
sitting safe upon the ground is better
than climbing to the sky
And if there's something I'm missing
from your white picket fence life
then please tell me about your circumstances
that you've made into your wife.

So I won't be around again
No I won't be around again.

'Cause I'm headin' north
no institution's need
I'm headin' north
like the planting of a seed
I'll grow and change
though I might look strange
but I know that I am free
among the trees and breeze and rivers
that go as far as I can see

and if ever you fear
that I am nowhere near
you'll hear me singin'


from Roadside Reflections, released March 21, 2016



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