Alberta, You're Breaking My Heart (with Benjamin James Caldwell)

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Alberta, remember when
I held you as the room spun
At the harvest dance
You had plans to match my ambition
The ridge-lines of your body
Rose beneath my hands
Oh, kissing slow, whispering low
That we'll never part
Alberta, you're breaking my heart

Northern country, to forge a life
This oil town's grey and brown
But there's black gold to grab
My days are dirty, your nights are lonely
Turned to finding comfort
In a zip-lock bag
Baby, are you sober? Tried to turn it over
But it wouldn't start
Alberta, you're breaking my heart

Midnight gas stop, tryin' to get home
The card read declined
Please pick up the phone
Are you using again? Where's the money?
Did you sell off our promise
With your beauty
Oh, is it just fate? Is it too late
For this frail work of art?
Alberta, you're breaking my heart
Alberta, you're breaking my heart

Alberta, remember when?
I held you as the room spun
At the harvest dance

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from Further Down the Line, released January 27, 2017
Words and music by Scott Cook and Benjamin James Caldwell
Vocals, guitar - Scott Cook
Banjo - Bramwell Park
Upright bass - Melissa Walker
Fiddle - Adam Iredale-Gray

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Scott Cook Edmonton, Alberta

Canada's prairie balladeer Scott Cook has managed to distil the stories collected over years of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world. ... more

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