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People are standing
all over the hill;
dark clouds are forming,
but the rain stood still.
I watched you from across the river,
I was sitting underneath a tree.
I didn't want to go over,
it was close enough for me.

They bury your body in a hole,
pray to God for your soul.
You've got a long way to go.

She brings you flowers in the morning,
lays them down by your grave;
go to the church in the evening,
Lord your soul to save.
You've got a long way,
long way to get back home.

Water keeps rising,
the darkness sets in.
When this day is over
we're all gonna pay for our sins.
You've got a long way to get back home.

Ain't no one gonna help you -
you've just got to walk it
all alone.

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from long way home, released May 21, 2016
Chris Kenna - vocals, guitar; Melissa Cox - violin.
Music and lyrics by Chris Kenna.

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Kenna & Cox Paris, France

A chance encounter in a Paris bar in 2008 launched a serendipitous collaboration between two Australian musicians: Chris Kenna and Melissa Cox ("he with the voice and soul to raise the dead and she with the melody to make them glad to be alive"). Together, Kenna and Cox have played at festivals around Europe, including in the Netherlands and Ireland, and supported Alabama 3 at Tripod in Dublin. ... more

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