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Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)

Mrrzy 26 Sep 09 - 03:25 PM
Mrrzy 26 Sep 09 - 06:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 03:25 PM

Lovely song, this...

HARRISBURG
(John Ritter)

Romero got married on the fifth of July
In our Lady of Immaculate Dawn
Could have got married in the revival man's tent
But there ain't no reviving what's gone
Slipped like a shadow from the family he made
In a little white house by the woods
Dropped the kids at the mission, with a rose for the virgin
She knew he was gone for good

Chorus:
It's a long way to Heaven, it's closer to Harrisburg
And that's still a long way from the place where we are
And if evil exists its a pair of train tracks
And the devil is a railroad car

Could have stayed somewhere but the train tracks kept going
And it seems like they always left soon
and the wolves that he ran with they moaned low and painful
sang sad misereres to the moon

(chorus)

Rose at the altar withered and wilted
Romero sank into a dream
He didn't make Heaven, he didn't make Harrisburg
He died in a hole in between
Some say that man is the root of all evil
Others say God's a drunkard for pain
Me I believe that the Garden of Eden
Was burned to make way for a train

(chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 06:42 PM

Does anybody know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 10:14 PM

So, Mrrr-
Is it John or Josh Ritter who wrote the song? Where did you get what you got?

Haven't heard of it, but I have nice memories of a post-Getaway trip to Harrisburg at the height of fall colors - not that this song is much of a travelogue for Harrisburg. I guess all Pennsylvania cities can be depressing, if you look at the the wrong way. I had some really tough times in Slippery Rock and Butler...

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 12:33 PM

Allmusic.com shows that Josh Ritter's recording of HARRISBURG is on these albums:

Josh Ritter, "Golden Age of Radio" (2002)
Josh Ritter, "Come & Find Me" (2003)
Josh Ritter, "In the Dark: Live at Vicar Street" (2006)
Various artists, "Putumayo Presents: Americana" (2007)

It's definitely Josh, not John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harrisburg (Josh Ritter)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 12:45 PM

OMG, I KNOW H'burg. The song fits well.

~S~


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