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the opening part of this song was influenced by the film THE OX BOW INCIDENT.the rest i made up
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Once I came over the top of the hill
I seen a man they were going to kill
seen the faces of the men that sorrounded him
some men would kill for one hundred grand
these men were going to kill for land

Well if I had fifty grand
and if it came from no more hitting down on any man
I would go down into the town
across the street to the auction room
and ask for the house by the river and its sorrounding land

Well there's blood on the ground and on the names
and there's death inside the hollowing flames
and the burned out houses and the shell remains
some people stayed got buried some ran and
came to curse the hold of the dream of land

There's a girl I'm looking for you can hear me pray
and I dreamed the sand flowed through her hands
A girl I looked for night and day
she could fall back with me she could understand
the lost way that I've been for land

Some men walked out and shut the door
they have been cut up forever more
it takes more than men to send you to the core
it takes dreams that opened up and closed again
like a river that flows over the dam on the land.
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Uploaded: Jan 12, 2010 - 01:32:14 PM
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Feter said 3534 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Very moving ballad ..I like the passion on your
vocal work ..the lyrics so sad and sounds like
based on a story ...good job my friend thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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tempie said 3533 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
...and the rest i made up
you've got an epic world view dude. when i play your stuff i get a sense of a very small me and a very big world from the first note. thematically you're legit the way early springsteen was legit. this is beautiful.
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davidmurphy1899 said 3532 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
i had a Tascam 244 cassette 4 track.me and my friend John were in a shop in leytonstone,London and clapped eyes on a tascam 144 series,the machine that springsteen,s Nebraska was recorded on.we stood back amazed that something that great could be recorded on something that size.thanks for the great comment
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lengold said 3531 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
If I had
fifty grand....
Love the emotion you manage to convey in your vocal David and wonderful lyrics and melody.
Downloaded. Thanks.

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Char said 3531 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
World weary
and authentic sound. Despair and longing. Heavy. Thanks.
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FlorryMcCarthy said 3382 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Hey Dave time for your greatist hits? you got enough recordings and the stuff we did to make one great ALBUM??? this version of Land aint the one that broke you and Cormac's heart? or is it?

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