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The Ride

by Bow Thayer

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I'm on a mission
to see what I've been missing
That's why I listen to
the rain sing its song

I'm one of the billions
of pilgrims to file in
Willing to be citizens
and children of God

And I worry all the time
Am I wasting my precious time?
Do I hold on and enjoy the ride?
Or let go and hope I survive?

Stumble and free fall
sure as the night calls
Those wondrous bright stars
they will show you the way

Follow your heart
gone back to the start
In death may we part
in a beautiful way


To all of my loved ones
who suffered my tantrums
Thank you for being
so patient and kind

And all those I ain't met
well I think there is time yet
to share what we have learned
and our words to entwine



released October 28, 2022
Written by Bow Thayer

Bow Thayer - vocals, guitars, banjo
Jeff Berlin - drums
Jeremy Dryden - bass
Chris McGandy - pedal steel
Steve Mayone - vocals, baritone guitar, mandolin

Mixed by Steve Mayone
Mastered by Alex McCullough


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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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