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Cant Remember What For

from Drifter by Ian Bland

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heading north on 31, just short of Gundagai
so long since I'd pulled a ride
that I'd forgotten why
and the heat jumped up from the bitumen
though the day was long since spent
it brought back thoughts I'd pushed aside
and lost track of where they went

I sat beside an old dead gum,
the sun had bleached pure white
it looked to me a crucifix,
bathed in evening light
though i hate to yield to sentiment
sometimes that old dog wins
there's nothing like the road at night
to remind you of your sins

the morning sun rose merciless,
a haze hung in it's wake
roads once straight now twisted,
fields turned into lakes
if the very earth we walk upon
can fool you with it's lies
why put faith in memories
when you cannot trust your eyes

i remembered the sweet smell of the rain
in the hot summer air
the crimson moon
dancing in your hair
lying there wondering
how i could want for more
i remember you leaving me
i can't remember what for


from Drifter, released April 1, 2007

Ian Bland - Vocals & Guitars
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
Alan Brooker - Bass
Peter Anderson - Button Accordion
Dave Moll - Lap Steel
Julie Buxton - Backing Vocals


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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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