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There is no place like the desert to ponder mortality.

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The black rocks are a burnin and it fills my soul
im sitting in the shade of the saguaro
that son is gonna kill me and shed my skin
so i scrape across the stones just like the rattle snake did

and theres venom in those teeth
and theres thorns in those trees
and the water is poisonous to drink

The trail is long and lonesome and the canyon tall and steep
the gravels always loose there yeah it slips beneath your feet
your mind will tend to wander drifting off to sleep
down into the canyon one thousand meters deep

and theres venom in those teeth
and theres thorns in those trees
and the water is poisonous to drink

the dry breeze is a'crackin and the dust storm always blows
its blanketing the mountain like a good ol northern snow
the black cloud is a commin shes rollin in real slow
splittin the estrellas commin up from mexico

and theres venom in her teeth
and theres thorns in my feet
and the water will kill me if I drink
and theres venom in her teeth
and theres thorns in my feet
and the water will kill me if I drink

yeah the black rocks are a burnin and it fills my soul

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from So Long Sonoran (Demolition Recordings), released March 24, 2016

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Michael Lee Hodges Portland, Oregon

Michael Lee Hodges is a Southwest native living in Portland OR. His songs tell the story of the working class, the unsung heroes, the mystery of the desert and the redemption found in family. "So Long Sonoran" is a tribute to leaving the place you Love and Loving the place you find. ... more

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