Final Letter

from by Herb & Hanson

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To my dear Savannah these words I now write. As the sun quickly falls. Turns twilight to night. You know why I write this final letter to you. And I know I’m a coward for what I’m about to do. Well I thought I could fight it and drive it away. I thought I was stronger, but now I must pay.
When you asked me last month I said I’d be fine. Accidents happen, just not all the time. I said I’d keep driving from here to the Grande. I said I’d keep dealing with my losing hand. But all that I see are the whites of his eyes. And all that I hear is the silence as he slowly dies.
And what scares me the most is you seem to hurt more. Cause I’m close to breaking. Closer than before. You’ve always been stronger. You proved that last year. But this time is different and that’s what brings the fear. How long must I ride on this haunted course. How long will it be ‘til it gets even worse.
So I sit at this table the moon as my light. I fought through this battle and raised a good fight. But the action I’ve witnessed, this thing I have seen, has ruled my awakeness and conquered my dreams. And it hits me and burns me and shows on my face. Seems I’ve got no choice but escape from this place.
So I reach for this barrel and the trigger below. I love you my darling. My god save my soul.


from Awakeness, track released February 15, 2011
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American roots duo Herb and Hanson features two songwriters expressing themselves with little more than a guitar, a mandolin and their respective voices. Incorporating the sounds of America's oldest influences of blues, folk and rag, into their songwriting, this prodigious pair seeks to relay these traditions in a contemporary way for their audience to ruminate. ... more

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