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Move to the Mountains

from American Bridge by Two Ones



A semi-historical, occasionally-accurate folk song about Rick, leader of the band, written by the other old guy in the band, Mike. Follow along from Pennsylvania to Ohio to California to Oregon during the 60s and 70s.


Looking back on a lifetime of living
On all that I gave and all I was given

I was born in a Pennsylvania town
I worked the steel mill but it just got me down

I left for Ohio and a college degree
But that life of academia, well, it didn't suit me

The song of New York is always looking for a singer
I moved to the city but I was too young to linger

I thought I'd stay forever for a minute
Got a room at the Chelsea but my heart wasn't in it

I went out looking for the ghost of James Dean
But those Hollywood Hills, they hid a haunted machine

So I roamed the canyons and drove the coast of Malibu
I heard a whisper and knew what I had to do

I saw my past in the rear view mirror
I moved to the mountains where the air is clearer

I woke up from my California dream
And I began building these Northwest memories

The road is long and the road is wide
I'm glad to have had all this time on my side


from American Bridge, released December 29, 2020
Written and recorded by Mike O'Shaughnessy on a laptop using PreSonus Studio One

cp2020 Mike O'Shaughnessy/Two Ones
cp2020 Sleeping Brothers Records


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