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The Last to Know

from Acousticals by The Acousticals

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Previously released by Richie Reinholdt on his album The Sound of Her Smile.

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Words and music by Richie Reinholdt

The walls get closer every morning
Closing in til I lay me down to sleep
The stones collect the breath of angels
Steel bars my soul to keep

Every time we'd come to town
She was always hanging around
At first it was a wink and a smile
Oh but that memory stayed with him for a while

They told me long ago
That time passes so slow
And although love needs room to grow
When lovers leave you're the last one to know

Although we courted off and on
I could never seem to hold him for long
But my need for him was to dear
To let another woman come near

So I followed their footprints from town
Leading through the snow on the ground
I heard a moan in the barn
Her flesh was melting in her arms

A deep winter's cold had chilled the land
But not as cold as the blade in my hands
Steam rolled from the blood in her chest
When I yanked my knife from her breast

Now from my cell window I can see
The short walk to my eternity
A new scaffold for me to climb aboard
And a hangman's noose for my reward


from Acousticals, released August 8, 2016
Words and music by Richie Reinholdt

Chad Fadely - Mandolin
Richie Reinholdt - Guitar/Vocals
Britt Arnesen - Bass/Vocals

Produced by Britt. Engineered by Rick Kuschel.


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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She plays in the longtime Missoula band Pinegrass. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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