Al's Solution

by Bow Thayer



This song is a tribute to Alex Abraham, Bow's bass player who took his own life in 2018. The song deals with coming to terms with a close friend who decided to commit suicide while still trying to honor his achievements.


What is your solution for getting through this world
How do you conclude what you do this time around
What is your position in these first days of spring
In and round this rock start mission sinking ship were in

This I know
This I know…
It’s gonna rain, its gonna pour
It's gonna rock you right down to the core

I wish you the best
Peace where you rest
You were victorious
And we're still listening.

What is your conclusion to the game of the stage?
I guess it wasn’t an illusion, the demons and the pain.
I never so it coming, this calling you back home
I’m running out of questions,
But this I know
This I know
There ain’t no way
There ain’t no words
When you're kissing the flame your lips gonna burn
I wish you the best
Peace where you rest
You were victorious
That you were, that you were.

So this is your solution
Their calling you back home
This is your solution
They're calling you back home
Calling you back home.


released August 27, 2019
Songwriter - Bow Thayer
Recorded, mixed and engineered at Milan Hill Studio by Justin Guip
Produced by Justin Guip and Bow Thayer.

Bow Thayer - lead vocals, Bojo guitar
Jeff Berlin - drums
Krishna Guthrie - bass, vocals
Jackson Kincheloe - harmonica
Russick Smith - cello


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Bow Thayer's music features his custom Bojotar and fuses experimental elements with Americana, rock, bluegrass, and folk, resulting in a singular, progressive sound that has earned descriptions ranging from “Green Mountain soul” to “modern backwoods music.” American Songwriter says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years." ... more

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