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Dirt Roads and Gravel

from Levon Bus Travels by Levon Bus

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After being back in Michigan for 17 years, the song Dirt Roads and Gravel surfaced in a dream. This became a premonition of my return to live in Texas a year later. I wrote this song just before a recording project for Detroit poet and musician, John Freeman. John rekindled my interest in collaborative song writing, and along with my wife Linda, helped me smooth out a couple of tricky lines. My sister, Maryann Porter, helped me with ideas for the bridge.

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Dirt Roads and Gravel
© 2017 Leo Papa

I’ve got this old Martin guitar
And I’ve still got my old van
Sometimes I show up, at the corner bar
With no particular plan

Out on the dirt roads and gravel
I lose my way now and then
The threads of my life come unraveled
And I can’t tie up the loose ends

You always said that I’d go far
Beyond a small patch of land
You had your reasons to stay where you are
So you let go of my hand

Out on the dirt roads and gravel
I lose my way now and then
The threads of my life come unraveled
And I can’t tie up the loose ends
And I can’t tie up the loose ends

Gravel road, where you going
Gravel road, where you gone
All these roads are paved over
With these stories and these songs

Lately, I don’t wander too far
I’m doing the best that I can
Sometimes I wonder about where you are
On these dirt roads gravel and sand
These dirt roads gravel and sand

credits

from Levon Bus Travels, released October 9, 2020
Levon Bus - Vocal, rhythm guitar
Jimmy George – Lead guitar (electric)
Mo Pair – Bass, vocal harmony, rhythm guitar

© 2019 Levon Bus Music
© 2019 Leo Papa, Jimmy George & Mo Pair

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