Skipping Stones

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This is one of my most personal songs to date. I wrote it when I was living in Tulsa at about 4 A.M. in a shitty apartment off of Denver Avenue after playing a show with a band I used to be in there. My time spent in Tulsa was full of some of my favorite times in my adult life, mixed in with some of my worst. At this point I had been away from my home, friends, family and my then longtime/long-distance girlfriend(now wife), for about 5 years, 3 of which were in Tulsa. I was ready to pack it all up and head back south for a while. I also had about 3 albums worth of my own songs I was tired of singing to walls and photographs that stared blankly. If nothing else I wanted to record them for my own enjoyment. About half of this album was written in my last 6-8 months there. The other half after I got back home to Georgia and Florida.

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Am I riding these roads or these roads riding me?
Have I lost the man I used to be?
Am I living a dream, or living a lie?
I guess any way of living is just another way to die.

All these towns, they wear me down
All these drinks, they make me think
About holding her
I'll take some time and go back home
Skip my heart like a stone
On the water

Am I playing these songs or these songs playing me?
Am I lost in the words and the melody?
Is a dream worth chasing if it tears you apart?
Can you ever really love with a broken heart?

All these towns, they wear me down
All these drinks, they make me think
About holding her
I'll take some time and go back home
Skip my heart like a stone
On the water

credits

from Still Go On, released April 22, 2014
Lance Howell- Guitars, vocals, harmonica, keys, organ
Jacob Riley- Bass
Dalton Corbett- Drums
Michael Claytor- Banjo

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BIG SHOALS Gainesville, Florida

Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from all out rock and roll to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your head and hold on for days, they've been roaming around the South for the past 2 years. Going to any town with a barstool, a stage and a few kind folks to listen. ... more

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