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lyrics

west virginia heading north from the coast
fleeing all that hallowed ground and holy ghosts
something in you told you this is all you’d need
all your fears packed away and hiding in the backseat

oh ohio

you saw it coming all those battles lost and won
but you never were the one to take the blame
silly sinner did you think that you’re forgiven
that your burdens never were for you to bear

oh ohio

west virginia while those storms rage on outside
we’ll stay warm and dry and terrified
nothing’s perfect but our dirty hollow homes
are what we cling to all the more when we’re alone

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from Read This If I Don't Make It Home, released November 21, 2014

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Gratiot Lake Road Hampton, Virginia

Gratiot Lake Road is the modern folk music of husband and wife Ben and Emaleigh Jensen. Songwriter Emaleigh sings and plays melodies on a closed-back banjo and Ben sings harmonies while fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and stomping with ankle-percussion. Their songs vary from soft ballads to upbeat jams played in a style that has been described as haunting, bittersweet, and eerie. ... more

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