Eliza Lynn

 

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eliza@elizalynn.com

PO BOX 202

Elsah, IL  62028

     

 

 

  

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Tunnel

02:42
written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza Lynn: vocals and banjo Rayna Gellert: fiddle John Herrmann: bass

 

This was the first song I finished writing.  Because I am a slow cooker as a writer, I started songs that were finished years later, but this was my first complete song.  Driving east on 40 from Nashville to Asheville in the early evening.  Old-time virtuosos and friends Rayna Gellert and John Herrmann helpfully recorded this song in two different keys – the first one was too high and just not relaxed enough for this song.

Lyrics

In my life I walk through tunnels

With my fists clenched and tight

When my heart remembers laughter,

That’s the peaking light

 

La la la la

 

Things get dark and troubled,

And ways get lost and tough

But if I’m the one who helps me stand,

Smooth outweighs the rough

 

And it’s true that I don’t know where I’m going

And it’s true that I’m walking on my own

Here I stand, with my boundaries soft as foothills,

On the path on the palm of my own hand

 

The way we move makes waves in our possibilities.

We ride an unknown tide

 

So listen to yourself sing,

As you drive down the road

You’ll breathe in a sweet patience

And exhale your lonesome load

 

La la la la

 

In my life I walk through tunnels

With my fists clenched and tight

When my heart remembers laughter,

That’s the peaking light