Winter of Another Year

from by Noble Lake

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Well the times are getting leaner in this idle land
and I'm shooting holes in everything I know
Tell the truth I think I'm sittin' on a losing hand
and I'm going where the wind don't blow
And it's won't you lend me money just this one more time
you know that I'll do right by you this time
Gonna make this final wager and I'll make it mine
or else you might not hear from me again

I'll be leaving when the snow melts in the spring
It's that old familiar feeling in the wings
Sweet rose of eden or the coals of hell
some men can't see the world no other way

And the days pass by in a flash of light
swirlin' in a shot glass clean and bright
And it's easy when you're young
to lay in waiting for the sun
until the winter of another year is gone

Red is the river in the evening sun
lying there, thinking on someone
Clean as the water by the lilies and reeds
there's a lady that I've come round here to see
She's as brave and as graceful
as the land where she resides and I'll stay as long as she'll be at my side

But I was second fiddle once the wind was blowin' strong and bitter, once again
And now I'm up the river
in the freezing cold
and if there's solace in this world I'll never know


from Parting Bead, released June 16, 2011
Jenn Wasner- banjo, b. vocal, harmonium
Michael Lambright- accordian
Andy Stack- upright bass, percussion
James Sarsgard-acoustic guitar and vocal



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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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