Closer to the Ground

from by Tom Van Stockum

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CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SHE’S DEVELOPING AN ANCHOR
FROM THE MINERALS SHE’S FOUND
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
ONCE THE BEAUTY SETTLES IN
AND THE WINDOW SHADE COMES DOWN
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SOON SHE’LL SINK BELOW THE CLOUDS SHE’S FOUND
WHEN THAT PLANE COMES DOWN
SHE’LL BE CLOSER TO THE GROUND

HIGH ABOVE NEVADA
PLASTERED TO THE WINDOW
SHE SITS NEXT TO HER FATHER
WHOSE MOUTH IS OPEN AND EYES ARE CLOSED
LOOKING DOWN AT THE WATER
THAT CUT ITS WAY THROUGH SOLID ROCK
SHE GETS A FEELING OTHER
THAN THE ONE SHE’S USUALLY GOT

WELL THE WORLD IS SUCH A BIG OLD PLACE
SHE HEARD HER FATHER SAY BEFORE
BUT THE DICE DON’T SEEM TO ROLL THAT WAY
OUT ON THE CASINO FLOOR
FLYING HIGH A YOUTHFUL MIND
SHE’S STILL GOT PENNIES LEFT TO SPEND
AND AFTER DESERT AND DIVIDE
THAT’S WHEN THOSE ENDLESS PLAINS BEGIN

CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SHE’S DEVELOPING AN ANCHOR
FROM THE MINERALS SHE’S FOUND
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
ONCE THE BEAUTY SETTLES IN
AND THE WINDOW SHADE COMES DOWN
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SOON SHE’LL SINK BELOW THE CLOUDS SHE’S FOUND
WHEN THAT PLANE COMES DOWN
SHE’LL BE CLOSER TO THE GROUND

CARDS UPON THE TABLE
A HUNGRY PACK OF HANDS SHOOT CROSS THE FELT
A KANSAS COLORED QUILT UNRAVELS
TRIBUTARIES FEED INTO THE BIBLE BELT
MAYBE LATER I WILL TAKE YOU TO THE STRIP
THERE’S AN ENDLESS STREAM OF TAXIS
AND THEY WONT ACCEPT A TIP
FROM A RUSTY OLD DREAMER
AND A BRIGHT EYED LITTLE GIRL.

(BREAK)

CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SHE’S DEVELOPING AN ANCHOR
FROM THE MINERALS SHE’S FOUND
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
ONCE THE BEAUTY SETTLES IN
AND THE WINDOW SHADE COMES DOWN
CLOSER TO THE GROUND
SOON SHE’LL SINK BELOW THE CLOUDS SHE’S FOUND
WHEN THAT PLANE COMES DOWN
SHE’LL BE CLOSER TO THE GROUND

© 2015 Tom Van Stockum

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from Tom Van Stockum, released July 7, 2015
Tom Van Stockum - Vocals, Guitar
Hayden Hawkins - Drums
Zach Lane - Bass
Nick Lerman - Lead Guitar


Alex P. Wernquest - Recording Engineer
David Coit - Assistant Recording Engineer
Jesse Lauter - Mixing Engineer
Alan Silverman - Mastering Engineer

Recorded at Basement Floods Studio
Mixed at Old Soul Studio
Mastered at Arf Mastering

Written By Tom Van Stockum
Produced by Alex P. Wernquest

© 2015 Tom Van Stockum

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