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Fences

from Fences by Schweitzer

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This is one of my brother's songs for which I didn't have a usable version in his voice. I wish I could've talk to him about it. Sometimes you have to challenge your significant other to either shit or get off the pot.

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Saw an old bird sitting on a fence, his feathers gray and dusty
seen him there a few times since
He tries singin’ sometimes but his voice is old and rusty
It looks as though he's never moved,
just sits there 'neath the sun and moon
the old boy’s got no place to go, I guess
and I don't doubt he's sittin’ up there yet

Talked to you the other day, just to hear your voice smilin’
You seemed to have a lot to say
I missed your face though, the phone don't show your eyes sparkling
you decided not to go, the day before you didn’t know
A week ago you said you were comin’ home
Did you think I'd wait forever all alone?

You can grow old sittin’ on that fence, my girl
But that ain’t any way to age
It may feel safe, but fences turn with all the world
Making no decisions is still deciding, in a way
Darlin’, fences never hatch out anyway

Dreams can keep a love alive if lovers dream together
But when they dream apart it feels like lies
Warming some old fence post may be fine, if you have feathers
But lovin’ makes the world go ‘round,
And I can’t love what’s not around
And girl, I’d like to turn with all the rest…
not watch it all spin by
because you can’t decide which way is best

You can grow old sittin’ on that fence, my girl
But that ain’t any way to age
It may feel safe, but fences turn with all the world
Making no decisions is still deciding, in a way
Darlin’, fences never hatch out anyway

Saw an old bird sitting on a fence, his feathers gray and dusty
seen him there a few times since
He tries singin’ sometimes but his voice is old and rusty
It looks as though he's never moved,
just sits there 'neath the sun and moon
the old boy’s got no place to go, I guess
and I don't doubt he's sittin’ up there yet

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from Fences, released February 16, 2018

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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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