Mama's Headed North

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Mama's headed North to work out on the patch
She swears to God this time the money's gonna last
She'll be gone all summer 'til the winds turn to fall
'til right about the time you'll ask is she coming home at all

When I turn 17 I'm gonna shake the dust of this town
Gonna find me a place with good people all around
I'll make my way out West where the ocean air is clean
But Mom will still be working, chasing hollow dreams

Chorus
And that prairie moon's haunting me
Prairie fire cleaning me
Prairie winds carry me
Carry me back home

There's no time for being lonely it's that classic city style
Though I haven't seen the stars in a while
I work a second job scrapping pennies to my name
Can't seem to find it in me to play the game

Chorus

They say my city's got no pride, it's just a place for passing through
But I miss home and I miss you
Fortune's hard to come by in these rough and luckless lands
And Mama saw my future buried in the sand

So now I'm headed North to work out on the patch
I'm sweating out black gold for as long as it will last
I don't see my son much but I write him when I can
I'm doing this for him , just hope one day he understands

Chorus

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from Down the Line, released September 14, 2019

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Amy Blanding Prince George, British Columbia

Known for her powerful voice and profound stage presence, Amy Blanding collects moments in the Northern wild and turns them into stalwart folk songs with a raw edge. Cutting her teeth with nationally-recognized folk rock band Black Spruce Bog, Amy Blanding’s music is the culmination of an outdoor life, led heart-first. ... more

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