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Twisted Roads

from A Night At Slim's by David Campbell

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Someone is walking through the dark night and this twisted path leads home.

In the dingy room, the band plays on and the traveler sings a song about the journey he has taken to reach Slim's Saloon on this stormy and humid night.


If we approach this matter sideways,
If we allow for points of view,
This rusted chain of bad decisions,
Takes me away, takes me away, away to you.

The early morning sun is rising,
You lift your hand and shade your eyes,
Some distant shape on the horizon,
Comes shimmering into your life.

This old earth is just a circle,
Straight lines are always orbiting.
Each step you take will move you forward,
Takes you away, takes you away away to me.

You watch the lightning on some hot night,
And feel the quiet before the rain.
the waxing moon buried in clouds as,
It flashes into life again.

Storms are raging on the dark seas,
clouds scudding over midnight sands.
The sound of crickets in these quiet fields,
as thunder rolls across the land.
You watch the storm on the horizon,
And feel the tension in the air.
And as I walk these twisted roads you,
feel all these aching souls laid bare.

If you adjust for the precession,
If you account for every tear,
The record dims and all's forgotten,
Under the weight of all these years.

We'll meet again under the starlight,
we'll meet again when we're alone.
the journey that took us both forward,
will bring us both together home.


from A Night At Slim's, track released August 14, 2017
David-guitar and vocals.
Suzie-accordian, clavinet
Jenna-sitar, clavinet
Homer-acoustic bass


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David Campbell Renfrew, Ontario

David Campbell is a composer-musician who was has a large body of material in a variety of styles and fields. He is a successful composer of TV soundtracks (Nature of Things, Vinyl Cafe, For Better or For Worse, Sniz and Fondue, etc) as well as an active guitar player in a number of bands ranging from folk to progressive rock with many stops between. ... more

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