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MacDonald Pass

from MacDonald Pass by Aran Buzzas

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I was born on a Friday, in an old gold mining town;
And ever since Saturday, this world's tried to tear me down.
But I love these Rocky Mountains, they're handsome wide and high;
So much is uncertain, but I belong under this big sky.

My Garden City valley, has been home for over thirty years;
It's seen the bulk of my triumphs, and more than a few shed tears.
I moved away for a short while, and I travel now and then;
The way it's been is the way it'll stay: I always come back again.

And we'll two-step past the Sleeping Giant before it starts to rain;
The railroad tracks reminding me how Grandpa always loved them trains.

There's a place across town where the streetlights stay on all day;
Sometimes I go through that neighborhood even though it's out of my way.
You hear that old dog howling, he's alone like I've been;
But I'll sit with you on the river's edge, brother just say when.

Now I'm headed up MacDonald Pass, across the Continental Divide;
It's not the first time I've made this trip, no this is a familiar ride.
But this time it's different, I'm not driving all alone;
The only thing I can't tell is if I'm coming from or headed back home.


from MacDonald Pass, released April 28, 2015
Aran Buzzas: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, train whistle

Travis Yost: stand up bass

Gibson Hartwell: pedal steel guitar

Caroline Keys: harmony vocal


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Aran Buzzas Missoula, montana

Aran Buzzas is a singer/songwriter from Missoula, MT who plays homegrown Montana folky tonk! Traditional and outlaw country sounds are mixed with a dash of Irish folk music in Aran's songs, which deal with real-life themes in an entertaining and relate-able way, often with a regional back-drop, and characterized by aggressive rhythm guitar, strong vocals, and lyrics both amusing and heart-felt. ... more


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