Watching the Sun Rise

by Bob Russell

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Cheerfully ominous.


Sitting with some of my friends,
Watching the sun rise.
Wondering where it all ends,
Watching the sun rise.
Shielding our eyes from the unholy gleam,
Watching you rape the American dream.
Sitting with most of my friends,
Watching the sun rise.

Sitting with all of my friends,
Watching the sun rise.
Seeing the righteous pretend
They own the sunrise.
You're hypnotized by the excellent view;
You haven't noticed we're all watching you,
You with your hand on your gun,
Watching the sun rise.

© 2015, Bob Russell. All rights reserved.


released November 18, 2015
All instruments by me.
Yes, that's a real melodica.



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Bob Russell Wilmington, North Carolina

I started playing guitar in 1965 and never stopped. I've played with artists famous and not-so-famous in a variety of settings from baseball stadiums to concert halls to country bars. I taught jazz guitar at a university for twenty years, but I love and play many other styles of music. To me, Duke Ellington said it all: "If it sounds good, it IS good." ... more

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