From the recording It Is What It Is! Live!

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Sometimes the best songs are the ones that the artist finds difficult to explain. Here's one. I'm still trying to figure it out. It has a dream-like, ethereal quality to it. I can hear and feel a lot of my influences in there. This song would have easily fit on an early Fogelberg album.


Scraps Of Paper
Bryan Poirier, Manitou Passage Music, ASCAP ©2007

I walked the river
Late in the afternoon
I searched the forest
For any sign of you

The wind did tell me
That you've been past here
But, it's been so long
The trail's cold I fear

I've been away some
Out on the open road
In search of something
An opus motherlode

Waving from the window
One weary winter day
The snow did take you
As I drove away

Scraps of paper
Penny for your thoughts
Willing to wager
Love's haves and have-nots
Haves and have-nots

Links from our chains of life
Something that could have been
Names long forgotten
Now outside looking in

So many faces
Friends that have slipped away
Moments, now lifetimes
Fade like the summer's day