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Inspired by social historian George Lipsitz.

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I’ve climbed the mountains, I’ve crossed the valleys, I’ve sailed the oceans, and slept in galleys / I’ve faced the black bear, I’ve chased the mustang, I’ve dreamed the coho, and danced the coyote / I fly no flag high, I sing no anthem, I cracked my heart wide and bow to children / The fire’s blazing, the water’s rising / Can’t tell the flood lines from the horizon / So won’t you tie tight my shoes, cause we’re marching two by two / There’s a mountain pass north ways, but the storm has held strong for days / And the only chance of light is that rainbow at midnight / From Appalachia to Redwood Coastlines, from Georgia farmlands, to Napa grapevines / There is a promise, this land keeps calling / It’s born of shadow but speaks of morning / So know the rising from the falling / Know the sound bites from the calling / The fires blazing, the waters rising / Can’t tell the flood lines from the horizon / So wont you tie tight my shoes, cause we’re marching two by two / There’s a mountain pass north ways, but the storm has held strong for days / And the only chance of light is that rainbow at midnight

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from Ghosts Be Free, released September 19, 2012
Sean Burns (vocals, acoustic guitar), Zach Gill (keys), Todd Sickafoose (upright bass), Aaron Kierbel (drums), Courtney Browne (vocals), Dave Mihaly (percussion)

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Professor Burns and the Lilac Field Berkeley, California

"Definitely headed to great places" says the San Francisco Chronicle of this Berkeley based, indie folk roots singer- songwriter. Prof. Burns is a rare musical bird with a rich history as a poet, historian, and college professor. Backed by some of California's best, the songs conjure a lyrical and musical vibe the likes of Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, Ben Harper, Van Morrison, and M Ward. ... more

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