Tall Tales and Dusty Trails

by Dan Belgue

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'Tall Tales and Dusty Trails' is a collection of 11 original, acoustic songs. Accompanied by some great friends and players including Dave Rozell Soehner on mandolin and lap steel (tracks 1, 2, 7), David "Dave Neigh" Neigh on fiddle (track 5), Bill Howard on guitar (tracks 4, 9) Minnie Heart on fiddle (tracks 4, 9), Tim Pike on pump organ (track 11), and Laura Ashfield on harmony vocals throughout.

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released October 26, 2013

All songs written by Dan Belgue.
Recorded and mixed by Dave Pike and Dan Belgue at String Theory Studios, Waterloo, ON.
Mastered by William Muir at the Sound Distillery, Kitchener, ON
Dan Belgue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo ARTS FUND.

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Dan Belgue is a Canadian songwriter, banjo player, and guitar player.

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Track Name: Sittin' on a Sunday
I'm sittin' on a Sunday talking to Mary
wondering where the good ones went
I'm sittin' on a Sunday hands in my pockets
wondering where the good ones went

now I don't know what I aint been told
don't you know that I'm just a man
and I don't own what I aint been sold
so I'm trying not to shake their hands

Look up at the sky, one star at a time
Look up at the sky and know it goes on and on...

I see a little clearer when I open my eyes
yeah we all go away in the end
they seem a little clearer without their disguise
it's so much easier not to pretend

she said we're here and now yeah that's all we got
so get down fro up on those steps
you aint getting any higher by clasping your hands
go out and do the best you can
Track Name: Right Before Our Eyes
train tracks
smoke stacks
orange setting sun

bare trees
with weak knees
know the time has come

small sprouts
peeking on out
feel the warm sunshine

in the southwest
Ontario
I hear the geese now cry

changing times and it feels so right
to have you here
right here by my side

it's happening right before our eyes
life moves on in a beautiful disguise
right before our eyes

the wind blows
as the whitecaps flow
down by the riverside

clouds float
up in the sky
and just like me they're taking their time

birdsong
up in the trees
warmth now on our skin

we're free from
the four walls
that kept all the heat in
Track Name: Lookin' for Some Light
I'm lookin' for some light
I'm lookin' for some light O Lord
when those shadows cast me down
down on the ground
I'm lookin' for some light
O Lord
I'm lookin' for some light

many road I've traveled down
many folks I've met
I been to the edge of darkness
and back again

where we go and what we see
depends entirely
on our thoughts and our actions
our positive energy

sometimes the sun
it don't seem to shine
we're packing up our boxes
and running on down the line

empty pockets
and hearts out on our sleeves
tears welling up in our eyes
we're our own worst enemies

time moves on
sometimes it's hard to see
the hands moving forward
they're ticking on constantly

all we got is now
and all I got is you
learning to love
well it's the hardest thing to do

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