The Fair

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lyrics

The night I dropped acid and went to the fair
I spent 36 dollars throwing darts through the air
For a Motley Crue mirror that would soon need repair
And I laid there knowing I'd never leave there

The night I dropped acid and went to the fair
Elizabeth called me and said she’d be there
By the time she arrived I was too gone to care
Was a 50-foot drop down that 20-yard stare

And I’m a long way from home
30 miles I’d bet
And I lost a friend but gained a night of
Funnel cakes and sweat

The night I dropped acid and went to the fair
I stole me a rabbit and fell down some stairs
The corn dogs they tasted like candy I swear
And I ran in circles til circles turned square

And I’m a long way from home
Nine miles I’d bet
And I lost a friend but gained a night of
Cigarettes and spit

And I’m a long way from home
Five miles I’d bet
And I lost a friend but gained a night of
Licorice and fits

The night I dropped acid and went to the fair
I unstrapped myself on a tilt a whirl dare
And my eyes found the sky as I took to the air
Never felt so alive never felt so scared

And I’m a long way from home
Half a mile I’d bet
And I lost a friend but gained a night
a week's pay well spent

The night I dropped acid and went to the fair
I went looking for God but he cut off his hair
No one could see me cause no one was there
The night I dropped acid and went to the fair

credits

from Holy Libel, released July 19, 2019
Written, produced and performed by Scott Honea
Additional lyrics by P.J. McGuire
Guitar solo - P.J. McGuire
Piano and trumpet - Adam McGuire
Mixed and mastered by Derek Taylor

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Van Dyke Brown Arlington, Texas

Van Dyke Brown is the cosmic folk alter ego of musician, filmmaker, and novelist Scott Honea. Weaving folk, country, and pop elements into thought-provoking, character-based story songs, Brown's songs bridge the gap between classic country and today's indie folk rock. Born in Corsicana, Texas, Brown currently resides in Dallas. Recorded in 2019, "Holy Libel" marks his debut. ... more

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