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i’m gonna rise with the morning sun
and find out what the storm has done
ride ‘em on out o’er the open plains
a sky high flying bird he says
they’ll be no rain

i want to know how long is now
between the dark and when the sun goes down
from the time the lightning strikes
until the time the thunder sounds

i want to fly away from all these machines
and find some more time to be with my dreams
i wish that i could say something you’d understand
but by law solid rock will eventually turn to sand

i want to know how far below
does the land kiss the ocean’s toes
i wish that i had some more words
to say to you that wouldn’t hurt

how much does a man need to survive?
how much does he need to feel alive?
how much does he need to feel free?
how much does a man need
to abandon all that he believes?


from This Old Song, released January 25, 2022
Manon Kahle: backing vocals
Lucia Cadotsch: backing vocals
Joe Grass: pedal steel guitar
Steve Heather: drums

All other instruments performed and recorded at home in Berlin by Miles Perkin

Artwork by Iben Perkin


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Miles Perkin Berlin, Germany

Canadian Double bassist, improviser, composer, songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, musical explorer.

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