Stay Inside (free track​!​)

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Well if you’re going nowhere
And you need to get there fast
I know a shortcut nobody’s tried

And if you’ve run on empty
Since the day you left
Don’t be afraid to give it all back
The new sun attacks
It’s too nice to stay inside today

Won’t you come in closer
So I can make you out?
Don’t hide in a corner where nobody sees

The rows and rows of houses
Mirror side by side
But nothing can warn them of days left to come
Beneath the new sun
It’s too nice to stay inside today

Somewhere on the mainline
The tracks were laid out wrong
The streets are filled with curses dressing as dreams

Sink into the sunset
Watch it all unfold
Hear all the engines rattle apart
And if you were smart
You wouldn’t even start

It's too late to be outside


from Firelight, released July 15, 2012
Erik Ritland - acoustic guitar, vocal
Nate Houge ( - electric guitar


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Rock n' roll. Country western. Blues. Folk. Americana.

The past is never dead. It isn't even past.

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