Seventeen Septembers

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Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990s. His pop music songs have appeared in movies and on television, bridging the gap between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. more »

Do you remember
17 Septembers ago
Sweat on the backseat
Dylan on the radio
You peeled off your troubles
When you peeled off your old blue jeans

But in the dash light
Shes like an angel fallen to earth
And you convince yourself that shes worth
Every risk you took the night the cornfields shook
Bye, bye baby, in the click of hands
Hello yet-to-be mystery man
One night in a car changed who you are

A boy a the front wheel
17 Septembers have passed
Pop the clutch with your left heel
Youre linking up his future, your past
And you tell him, Your mom and me were bound for trouble
Wedding bells at the age of 18

But in the dash light
He looks like an angel fallen to earth
And now you know how it cold have been worse
For every risk you took the night the cornfield shook

Bye, bye baby, in the click of the hand
Look hes a yet-to-be mystery man
Who played kick-the-can
With a glass filled with sand

Written by: ELLIS PAUL


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