Under Your Shade

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Knocked on my door,
And told me you were dead
I saw the signs,
But I was sure I saw you shine.

A life on the road,
The things that you must have seen,
Thousands of cars,
And a million falling leaves.

That said I wonder about your life now.
Did you watch the rain fall?
And every time the wind blew,
Did you dig the falling leaves scattering?
Shadowing patterns we fall into,
Life leads us through,
Like the wind carries the falling leaves.
Unlike the rainbow who lets the storm go,
You couldn’t let go. Let go.

Did you dream bigger than you?
Did you wonder what makes their dreams come true?
One moment you’re standing tall and purposefully,
The next moment you’re in pain.
Life’s not one of your games,
So don’t play it the same.
At least that’s what I would say.
If I could have one more day,
Under your shade.


from One More Day, released October 30, 2013
Michael Billingsley: male vocals, trumpet, accordion and Rhodes
Jarred Antonacci: trombone
Michael Ford: sax
Jason Herrmann: guitar
Meg Moyer-Herrmann: female vocals
Christopher Slone: upright bass
Rob Smith: drums



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