The Forward Plain

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Recorded at Beat Babies 2008
Engineers- Chris Freeland and Mickey Freeland

Inspired by Kathy Fahey's print "Hurricane"
Featured at right


Time and Fortune cut down to the bone
Grind you like an old millstone
And the welfare of friends, fare the well
fade and scatter
But I hope that I'll be seeing you again

Standing clear of the shadows we pretend
Might further our defenses in the end
Standing tall in the clear light of day
With the country that we quit behind a ways..

In the passing of the days are you with me?
Staring from a window on a train?
As the cities pull away
Can you try and pry your gaze?
And stare out on the forward plain?

All the records scratched and spent
All the letters never sent
And the photos pale and overexposed
Be they pieces of a well-worn compass rose

But where they lead us know one rightly knows
Days of love and rage on down the road
If we ride out to the end
Do you know what might portend?
Staring at the circles round the sun

In the passing of the days are you with me.....


from Parting Bead, released June 16, 2011
James Sarsgard-acoustic guitar and vocals



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Noble Lake Portland, Oregon

Noble Lake was born in 2005 in Baltimore. Took her name from a place in Iowa. Songs written by James Sarsgard, who lays down his head in Portland, Or.

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