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Inspired by Nevada City, CA.


In the store near the park there’s a rocker / Wood and peg, wood and peg / It belongs to the blacksmiths only daughter, fair as day, fair as day / She walks alone in the rain, her hair tied way from her face / On the ridge past the lake there’s a wizard / He junks cars, he junks cars / Swims twice a day totally naked / Sometimes near, sometimes far / I’ve peaked in side his shed / There’s maps piled high round his bed / And my best friends mom plays the sitar / Strings and bars, strings and bars / She sits on a pillow with her eyes closed / Slippers on, slippers on / His dad shipped out last fall / My friend carves holes in his walls / When the school burnt down in the springtime / We just played, we just played / Tessa K wrote me notes signed with glitter / Hearts and stars, hearts and stars / The sky would peel away / My mind would drift for days


from Ghosts Be Free, released September 19, 2012
Sean Burns (vocals, guitar), Zach Gill (accordion)



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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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