Samuel (to make someone else rich)

from The Light You Throw by Lake South

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lyrics

Verse

You stayed in New York, I always thought you would come home
We ran down Lambton Quay, we talked of Central Hawkes Bay

There was snow, it was Easter, in a bar we shared stories on loan
You left the corporate heap for songs of the subway and the street

Chorus

“And I never wanna work to make someone else rich”
And I’ll never regret running far and fast and higher
The thrill of the middle of the road

I gave up for the 10th time, we moved into the spare room in the spring
I ran up Maungawhau, I’m always running for the height and for the low

Decisions have put us in places with people we love
I never planned for the pace of how our cities and seasons would change

Chorus

Outro

For the riverbed, for the blood and for the violence
For the pylons and the pendant of promise
For the weight of the mist on the water
For the man who saved a life

credits

from The Light You Throw, released September 17, 2021

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