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So Far from Now

by Mike Lawson & Friends



Another single from a new album, "Ever Trust a Prankster?" that I am working on, pre-released on bandcamp... co-written from lyrical ideas sent by my first drummer from my teen years, Michael Knapp, who I am grateful to finally collaborate with again after 40+ years. The group of friends on this welcomes the addition of my old friend Bob Bralove on piano.


So Far from Now

Your lifetime filled with longing for a world just right outside your door
You stumble past and it all goes right through you

Another day has been and went and all your money has been spent
You’ve nothing left to show for it, now do you?

Questions never answered
Broken heart will never mend
You’re looking for what can't be found
But your beginning is the end

You run, so far from now
You run away, so far from now
You run away - You run away – so far - from now

You’re living in a picture show, a walk on part then time to go
You memorized your lines but can’t remember

Every day it seems the same, you get back up and play the game
From January right up through December

Car ride on a rainy day
Have fun you hear somebody say
Laughter and a little fun
But never will you see the sun...

You run, so far from now
You run away, so far from now
You run away - You run away – so far - from now

It takes some time to understand with all of the changes and demands
You’re saying words and making inuendo

Trying to forget defeat you find yourself back on the street
The soundtrack of your life a sad crescendo

Plastic, rubber, silk or steel
It’s all the same the way you feel
You took the chance and here you are
How is it that you’re still so far?

You run, so far from now - You run away, so far from now
You run away - You run away – so far - from now


released May 2, 2023
Mike Lawson - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Emily Lynn - Backing Vocals
Melisa Dopazo - Bass
Bob Bralove - Piano
Phil Keaggy - Electric Guitar
Joe Montague - Drums/Percussion

Words by Lawson/Knapp
Music by Mike Lawson
© 2023 Psychotronic Music – BMI
Recording ℗ 2023 artistpro LLC
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Mike Lawson & Friends Nashville, Tennessee

Mike Lawson has, over 30 years, recorded and/or performed together with Merl Saunders, Vince Welnick, Vassar Clements, Pete Sears, Gary Talley, John McEuen, Bob Welch, Dennis Robbins, Joe Louis Walker, Jorma Kaukonen, Phil Keaggy, Jack Casady, Scott Guberman, Dianne Davidson, Noah Wall, Tyra Juliette, Bill Vitt, Rob Wasserman, Michael Cleveland, Phil Madeira, and a host of other amazing friends. ... more

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