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She smiles but I know she ain’t happy
She does it for free
God bless her heart for always blessing me
She does things for others that do her no good
If I could do something, lord, I only would
She smiles but she doesn’t wear makeup
Her face is still fair
She does wear a necklace and bows in her hair
And ‘though she may hug me and laugh at my shoes
I know she ain’t happy, lord, she’s got the blues
She seen every seasonal sunrise
And flown every wind
She let’s nothing out and keeps everything in
And ‘though she may tell me that she’s satisfied
I know she ain’t happy, lord, she’s just too nice
She sits and she always stays with me
Says nothing at all
She closes her eyes and the tears start to fall
I’d ask her “what’s wrong?” but I know she ain’t there
So I just embrace her and whisper “I’m here”


from Awakeness, 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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