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Too Close To The Light

from Native Sons - Deluxe Reissue by The Long Ryders

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They've all made you feel so safe
Brought us to an imagined place
A little warmer you'd have to say
A kinda quiet place to stay

Taught us how the wrong could be right
We've been all living too close to the light
Taught us how thw wrong can be right
We've been all living too close to the light

Ashes and sand all around you now
There ain't no way when there ain't no how
Like a lawman checking your ID
First thing you know you're a little less free


from Native Sons - Deluxe Reissue, released November 6, 2020
Written by Stephen McCarthy/Sid Griffin/Tom Stevens/Greg Sowders
© Stephen McCarthy/Sid Griffin/Tom Stevens/Greg Sowders
Published by Warner Bros Music Ltd/Bug Music


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The Long Ryders Los Angeles, California

The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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