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Small Stone on a Window Ledge

by Rob Lamothe

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This song is about homelessness and Hurricane Katrina... and mostly it's about my brother, Blair Lamothe (Jan, 1960 - Jan, 2010).


la la la

my good brother, brave and free,
smiling face and dirty feet,
he don't want anything...

my sister floats across the yard,
like a hand-made birthday card,
she don't want anything...

la la la

the weight of a key in a pocket,
the warmth of a hand in a hand,
small stone on a window ledge...

wind chime like a nursery rhyme,
a wedding ring on a front porch swing,
reminders of where we've been...

la la la

the mirror cracks, the light shines through,
the sweetest dream turns black and blue...

everything forgotten,
the fear of darkness,
the face of god...
a circle of roses,
a broken heart...

the weight of a key in a pocket...
la la la


released January 1, 2006
Written by Rob Lamothe and Frances Porter. Cello- Ben Bolt-Martin, Viola and Violin- Michael Schulte. Strings were arranged by Jacob Moon. Strings recorded at Grant Avenue Studios by Amy King. Vocals and other instruments- Rob Lamothe.




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The Toronto Star says I am ‘a mercurial artist who slides effortlessly from rustic roots music to soulful country pop to full-blown rock balladry’. Works for me!

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