Unmarked Grave

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UNMARKED GRAVE
© by Bob Wright

chorus
Em C G
in an unmarked grave at the crest of a hilltop
D C Em
my grandfather’s body lies cold in the clay
C G
I wonder as I look down the hill past the rooftops
D
It it’s likely that a soul can be saved
C Em
If it’s buried in an unmarked grave


EM C G
I can just see the lake where I used to go fishin’
D Em
When I was a boy such a long time ago
C G
And I remember the times that I’d just sit there wishin’
D C Em
For the fish to bite hard and the day to go slow
C G
And it all seemed so easy and it all seemed so safe then
D Em
Like the world was a place that would always be right
C G
And I never imagined that the truth wasn’t simple
D C Em
And often afraid to come into the light

Chorus

My grandfather died and I never did meet him
Though I was 18 and I lived up the road
Cause he drank himself mean
And the family had shunned him
Before I was born and I never was told
People talk about blood people talk about family
People talk but they don’t always say what they mean
And it leads to confusion and misunderstanding
When a heart can’t be sure of the places it’s been

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from Wright Street, released January 1, 2003

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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