Past the Fog

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This song was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road.”


Sit down and set off our secrets
In fine black pen
Maybe someday we’ll see them again
Close the book for now

The sinking sun sets the frozen air on fire
Nothing to do but run run run
Keep heading west
Don’t look back

And they say
That you’ll never get out of that town

I’m running away
Sorry I can’t stay
So squint or look away
So that you can’t see past the fog
Settle in for the winter

Hop off the train just north of Monterey
Stumble blindly down the coast
Don’t hear any engines
Don’t see any people
People are what I need the most


Maybe someday you’ll escape
Leave that bitter town behind
We can go forward together
Falling in and out of our minds



from Long Before Light, released April 8, 2015
Written by Leo Shannon

Leo: Guitar, lead vocals
Sami: Fiddle, vocals
Riley: Mandolin, vocals
RuthMabel: Bass



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Breaking through the grey skies of the Pacific Northwest, The Onlies play their own unique, exuberant brand of indie folk, influenced by fiddle-driven Irish, Scottish, Canadian, and American string music, both traditional and contemporary.

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