Mike Mangione & the Union

Apr 4, 2013 Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL

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  1. Welcome to Daytrotter 00:05
  2. You Were Beautiful Once 04:56
  3. Red-Winged Blackbird 05:01
  4. Fields of Evermore 04:44
  5. Somewhere Somebody 04:33
Mike Mangione & the Union

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry

Mike Mangione says it best:
"Lonely is the shadow lit by the moon
Heavy is the burden that comes too soon
The fields are hot and heavy and filled with stone
I'm going to work the land of my father 'till the seed has been sown
I'm going to make it rain somehow
I'm gonna make it rain somehow
On the fields of evermore
My hands have learned from watching, my heart from pain
When the bundle falls we'll burn 'em all to refine the yield again
My cracked hands hold the rhythm
I walk the furrow with an offering
I can't wash my hands too often boys on account of the burn and sting."

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