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James is going to Canada
To cast his eyes at the edge of the world
And walk right on up to heaven
With laughing eyes and cowboy smile

Driving across that long Red River bridge
My sisters and I hold our breath while daddy counts down the mile
Flying above our heads, a long line of blackbirds float
Like a funeral ribbon caught up by the wind
But James is going to Canada
Where endless white stretches to the horizon
Welcomes him home like some ageless friend
With arms held wide

And there’s nothing between the Canadian Shield and the Oklahoma line
But a string of blown down barbed wire fences

Chances are James saw all that he needed to
As he was taking flight

We return across that borderline
There’s silence in this car but for the prairie wind outside
And mother gives us a sign
Sometimes it’s OK to be afraid
But there are many miles left to drive


from truth & love, track released June 16, 2009


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Brian Ledford Port Townsend, Washington

Brian Ledford draws from his roots and what’s close to his heart and transforms it into great songs.

Music as much informed by The Clash as The Flatlanders. At turns as lush as Lanois, or as direct as Cash. The son of Oklahoma concrete finishers and Oilmen, he was born and raised in Texas based in Lubbock, Ft. Worth and Austin before relocating to the Pacific Northwest.
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