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Inspired by a text message . . . If you're not good with your text messages and emails being fodder for songwriting, don't be friends with songwriters.

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Racing liquid green clouds northbound
If only to you
Wheels flying, eating up the ground
If only to you
The lightning lashes out in a blind rage
I wish that I was holding you somewhere safe
Instead of driving for my life through these hell hounds

CHORUS
Let it rain, let it pour
Let my heart cry out for more
Feel the thunder shake my bones
I wish I was driving home

Holding the wheel for dear life now
If only to you
Dodging bullets from the sky now
If only to you
Have to pull over and watch it pour
I wish the shoulder I was leaning on was yours
Is it rain or tears that blur my eyes now
CHORUS

Bridge
Wind batters water down
It's almost midnight in the middle of the day
All I can see right now
Is you and me under sheets of rain

Back on the road the rain keeps coming on
If only to you
I can't help feeling my direction is wrong
If only to you
My heart says to hell with everything else
Turn this car around and be true to myself
And let the pieces fall wherever they're gonna
CHORUS

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from Aunt G & the Stone City Nephews, released May 22, 2015
Gayla Drake: songwriter, lead and backing vocal, fiddle
John Waite: lead guitar, backing vocal
Jake Niederhauser: rhythm guitar
Jim Leland: bass
Pete Becker: backing vocal, whatever else you hear that isn't covered above, that's Pete!

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Gayla Drake Iowa

One of a handful of guitarists to master both fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar techniques in multiple genres and tunings, Gayla Drake is rarer still for her remarkable singing voice, prolific songwriting and compositional skills. Her larger-than-life, force-of-nature performance style combines with her wicked sense of humor to engage, enrapture and astound audiences. ... more

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