Halfway Down

by Angela Easterling

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I wrote this song in October, 2017, after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. I was trying to capture my feeling of waking up on that beautiful fall morning and then hearing the awful news of yet another horrific shooting.

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Halfway Down by Angela Easterling ©2018

This morning's like a penny all Bright shiny and new
The mean old summer heat is gone, the fall air's kissed with dew
I hear my children laughing - they ain't seen the news
I breathe a prayer of thanks they're safe at home right now.

I drive the long road into town
And all the flags are halfway down
I try to make my peace with this strange ground
On the long road into town.

Another man, another gun, American as pie
And nothing ever changes and no one's asking why
We Offer up our thoughts and prayers, we shake our fists and cry
Then go back to our own busy lives.

We drive the long road into town
See the flags are halfway down
We try to make our peace with this strange ground
On the long road into town.

And they'll raise them back up again, but then
in a week or maybe two you'll see....

That on the long road into town
The flags are back....halfway down
And then we'll make our peace with that strange ground
On the long road into town.

credits

released February 15, 2018
Written by Angela Easterling
Recorded January 20, 2018 at Southeastern Sound Studio, SC
Engineered by Buddy Strong
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar - Angela
Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Organ - Brandon Turner
Drums and Percussion - Jeff Hook
Bass - Don McGraw

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Angela Easterling Greer, South Carolina

"Angela Easterling is a bright shining star on the horizon! Her gift is so special. Brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" - tradition meets youthful exuberance!" Roger McGuinn, The Byrds

Angela is a 3 time Kerrville New Folk Finalist,
2 time Wildflower Songwriting Finalist and a Telluride Troubadour.
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