The Canal Song

from by Crispy Watkins

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Wakin' up in the morning in the nick of time
Hangin' on by a string
Whistle a tune just to ease my mind
Yes we all got a song to sing

I know my song has left this town
I ought to have done the same
I wanna take my bike along the canal
And glide, a ghost with no name

I ain't bothered working so hard
That's not what cuts my mind
But it knots my stomach and spins my head
To think what I might leave behind

Every time I feel it slippin' away
I've got to let my voice ring out
But I seem to be fading day by day
I wonder how much longer now?

Oh my God
Workin' so hard, day after day,
Would have thought you'd have saved up
Oh my love
Workin' so hard, year after year,
Must be hard to stay young
Tell me did you stay young?

I wake up in the morning put my head outside
It's always the same old tune
I remember the time when you'd pass by
And stay till the afternoon

Through the fall the warmth moved out
You were wont to do the same
It feels empty now along the canal
I'm calling out your name

I can see now with a new town
Doesn't come a new song to sing
My song left and your song stayed
The town don't mean a thing

So hit me once on the side of the face
Please don't turn me away
We both know we have to change
We've been living the same old way

Oh my God
Workin' so hard, day after day,
would have thought you'd have saved up
Oh my love
Workin' so hard, year after year,
Must be hard to stay young
Tell me did you stay young?

Wakin' up in the morning in the nick of time
Hangin' on by a string
Whistle a tune just to ease my mind
Yes we all got a song to sing

So hit me once on the side of the face
Oh please don't turn me away
It feels empty now along the canal
I'm calling out your name

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from And It Will Move, released February 8, 2012

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Crispy Watkins Fort Collins, Colorado

Crispy Watkins is a Knoxville native who first became inspired to play Blues, Roots, and Americana music listening to WDVX radio. Today his music is greatly influenced by Delta Blues, jug bands of the early 1900s, and the Appalachian Old-Time tradition. Crispy's debut album, And It Will Move was recorded in the mountains of North Carolina during the fall of 2011. ... more

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