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Born in a dry desert valley
surrounded by towers of stone
hardened by hear work and sorrow
I left my family and I left my home
I left my family and my home

Im east word bound and down and I aint comming back to this town
east ward bound and down and I aint comming back to this town
well I aint comming back to this down

I wandered the veins of the great states
slept beneath the stars and through rain
from the colorado rockies to the great lakes
the black hills of wyoming to the oklahoma plains
the black hills and the oklahoma plains

Im know where now to be found Im alone with the wind and her howl
Im know where now to be found im alone iwht the wind and her howl
im alone with the wind and her howl

I know that sting of the black top
the burning of rubber and oil
I sang with the steel rail at midnight
one song of many that nearly took my life
one song that nearly took my life

I was thrown to the ground like a hound a piece of me left in every town
thrown to the ground like a hound a piece of me left in every town
a piece of me left in every town

well now I sit beneath that giants
dougfir and cedar and pine
ponderin the wisdom of the old growth
making a home for my child and for my wife
a home for my child and for my wife

Im northwest now and sound a lost man can always be found
Im northwest now and sound a lost man can always be found
ya a lost man can always be found

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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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