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This song came from Feb 2018 California tour, when I was caught up in the storm, (so to speak) of the wildfire and mudslides. I was staying at a friends beach-adjacent cottage in Carpinteria between gigs, where my observations of the locals, amid dust and demise, brought out this plaintive song.


Seems the circle may be broken
Or turning a new direction

Finding home in the grace of the road
Ringing 'round a rosy posy time
Calling out hello

Hello, you drift your way over to say

Friendly chatter til the cows came home
Really they were dogs
Maddie and tulie and blossom
Running round the beach
and I miss my own

Am I a magnet to a friendly voice
When I need it the most
I'll take it

Hello, I call out hello
The only way I know how

A sweet childlike man
You laugh like a chirping bird
Were you scared in the storm
Or did you sing yourself to calm

I drew a heart in the dust of your demise
A little love I leave behind
Seems all I've got

Hello, you call out hello
The only way you know how

And I smile tho you don't see me
We stand together alone

I'll keep saying til I go



from love california, released March 19, 2019
jean mann - vocals, tenor guitar
bill corral - guitars
Geli Wuerzner - violas


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