Hesitation Bridge

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Hesitation Bridge came about after reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World. The main character, Masuji Ono, talks of a Bridge of Hesitation that symbolizes choices one must make every day in our journey. I took the central idea and wrote Hesitation Bridge.

lyrics

Some folks born to follow some folks born to lead
Some folks live on nothing' while others live on greed
All those things that you call yours aren't really yours at all
We're all in this together with our backs against the wall
It's hard to let your hair down cast your doubts over the ridge
Until you've walked a mile across the hesitation bridge

The taps are flowing freely folks are stamping on the floor
The band is bringing down the house they're tight and that's for sure
If you really listen to the beating of your heart
All those preconceptions will start to fall apart
It's hard to let your hair down cast your doubts over the ridge
Until you've walked a mile across the hesitation bridge

No reason to feel guilty ‘bout the choices that you make
Tend to your own business give back more than you take
Some folks keep on hating there’s not much that can be done
Their confusion just keeps getting passed from father down to son
It's hard to let your hair down cast your doubts over the ridge
Until you've walked a mile across the hesitation bridge

credits

from Dreams Are Strange, released March 29, 2016
Gary Mackender - accordion, percussion, vocals
Joe Fanning - mandolin
Karl Hoffmann - bass
Chris Giambelluca - banjo

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The Carnivaleros Tucson, Arizona

The Carnivaleros' music has always been difficult to define - they combine moody Eastern European motifs, western movie themes with strains of Zydeco rhythms, Tex-Mex polkas, waltzes and swing to create a stew of Desert Bayou Music.

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