Solid Ground

by Marisa Yeaman

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This song is about Bob Dylan...from the point of view of what it must feel like for him looking out at the world, looking in on him.
From the album "Pure Motive" by Marisa Yeaman

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Like a vision that’s revealing from the brocade of your tomb
The sea of stunning new disciples parts when you walk in the room
You chime of recreation, it’s a subtle wake up call
It’s only in your own blood they see the writing on the wall

Your banking on the fortune tellers to come out good for you
while the adoration of a thousand pair of eyes is testimonial proof
Prophet for the masses, you better rattle that ball and chain
It’s a heavy weight to bear, the benchmark of your name

You live and you breathe and you feel
You doubt and contradict and conceal
Soul tired thirsting for solid ground
If they knew what’s on your table
They would never come around

So you withdraw to stay connected to the world outside the glass
Like a travelling exhibit reading lips of opinions cast
You walk in your own shadow, they’re all waiting to get wise
Like you hold the ten commandments while the faithful analyse

Passed down through generations, epitomised so literal
Like every word you utter is so pivotal
Flowers in your pathway so mortal to dismiss
But it’s just one man and his meaning when it all comes down to it.

You live and you breathe and you feel
You doubt and contradict and conceal
Soul tired thirsting for solid ground
If they knew what’s on your table
They would never come around

© Marisa Yeaman 2003

credits

released January 1, 2006
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar- Marisa Yeaman
Acoustic & Electric Guitar - Andrew Pendelbury
Electric Guitar - Ron Tabuteau
Pedal Steel - Ed Bates
Double Bass- Dean Addison
Drums & Percussion - Bon Krunic

Produced by Marisa Yeaman
Co-produced by Andrew Pendlebury
Engineered by Colin Wynn
Recorded at Thirty Mill Studios, Melbourne, Australia

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Marisa Yeaman Melbourne, Australia

Honest songs about the world we live in, articulate, poetic and unclassifiable. With three albums all reaching the 'Top 20' of the European Americana Charts, she has shared stages with some of the great songwriters of our times, like Tom Russell, Chris Smither and Ron Sexsmith. A mature voice that soothes and soars teamed with real life stories. ... more

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