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From the 2008 LP Floating Bridge.


The ocean's wide
The sea is deep
But I will drink them dry
I'm a poor, poor stranger
In a dead end town
Where no one's on your side

How can I be sure I'm here
When everything is dust
It's a long, long way to higher ground
When you don't know who to trust

So help me tonight
I'm falling fast
Help me help myself
I'm here
I'm waiting
I can almost see the light.
So please help me tonight

I'll take the walk
But I won't run
The world will run for me
Dawn is coming but always fades
It's all I want to be


from Well There's That: The Best of Erik Ritland, released March 19, 2020
Erik Ritland - acoustic and electric guitars
Drew Pederson - lead guitar
Casey Carver - bass (possibly Erik Ritland?)
Chris Ritland - drums


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One of the last great American songwriters in the tradition of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, William James, G.K. Chesterton, Jeff Tweedy, and Jim Varney.

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