Small Town Dark Night

by Marc Farre

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A vivid story-song that came to me in a flash one freezing-cold January night in Rhinecliff, NY. Sumptuously performed and recorded with violinist Deni Bonet, percussionist Bill Ruyle and bassist Lorenzo Wolff, with additional guitar by producer/engineer Greg Talenfeld.

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It was a small town, it was a small town
And she couldn't find her wedding gown
It was a dark night, it was a dark night
And she couldn't find her wedding gown
She went looking for her wedding gown

All the things that break your heart: feel them, feel them now
All the things that make you stop breathing: breathe them out
Everything that makes you ache
Everything that makes you break

It was a small town, it was a small town
There was no one else around
All the snow on the ground
And on the bare trees, and all the dead leaves
The church steeples and the power lines
The bare benches and the keening pines

Everything that breaks apart: see it, seek it out
Everything that breaks your heart: feel it, feel it now
Everything that flies away
Everything you wish would always, always
Stay

She couldn't find her wedding gown
She couldn't find her wedding gown
It was buried in the ground
Buried in the frozen ground

Everything that flies away: let it, let it fly
Everything you wish would stay: let it, let it die
Everything inside of you
Everything you hardly ever knew

High is the moon tonight
Sharp as a knife
High is the frozen sky tonight

Everything comes around
Everything comes around
It was a hard life
Such a hard life
But everything comes in time
Everything in its sweet time

Everything will be all right: love your love yourself
And the candle and the night: love your love yourself
Everything you couldn’t do: love your love yourself
Everything that lives in you: love your love yourself
Everything that flies away
Everything that flies away
Everything that flies
Away

Words+Music by Marc Farre, (c) 2021 All Weather Music (BMI)

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released October 23, 2021
Marc Farre: nylon-string guitar, vocals
Deni Bonet: electric violin, backing vocals
Greg Talenfeld: steel-string guitar
Bill Ruyle: bongo, djembe, bells, Tibetan bowl, glockenspiel, doira
Lorenzo Wolff: upright bass

Recorded and produced by Greg Talenfeld, OK Records, Nyack, NY
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman, Mockingbird Mastering, Petaluma, CA

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Marc Farre Sebastopol, California

“In the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, and Nick Cave. A throaty voice, highly poetic lyrics and a kinetic band behind him. Compelling.”

— William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

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