William Lee Ellis - Dust Will Write My Name

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Written on a long drive to North Carolina to attend my grandmother’s funeral. Oddly enough, it finished itself a year later as I made that same drive for a family reunion.

lyrics

Lord above, devil below
Each call out my name
So do you my angel babe
Billy it’s time to lay

Tallest pine, brightest star
One day will be gone
Do not grieve for all you see
Or woe this flesh and bone

A day from now, a thousand years
What of this remains
What is life in the final hour
Dust will write my name

Lord above, devil below
Each call out my name
So do you my angel babe
Billy it’s time to lay

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from Tradition | Innovation, released January 1, 2012
William Lee Ellis - vocals, guitars

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