What's Right

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I spend my time how I want to
If you knew me you’d agree
After 40 years of working
I should kick back and be free

I spent all my life
Tryin’ to do what’s right
Traded years for dollars
Exchanged my life, liberty

I grew up in harsh world
Dreams were buried in the ground
I learned first hand as a young girl
Tears that fall make no sound

I spent all my life
Tryin’ to do what’s right
Traded years for dollars
Exchanged my life, liberty

I’ve put bread on the table
Shoes on my children’s feet
Cared for my folks in their last years
Tried to make life complete

I spent all my life
Tryin’ to do what’s right
Traded years for dollars
Exchanged my life, liberty

The world throws a headwind
I let it burn me on my face
The way the chill cuts into me
Lost time without a trace

I spent all my life
Tryin’ to do what’s right
Traded years for dollars
Exchanged my life, liberty

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from Darker Than Blue, released November 18, 2014

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Barbara Jean Grand Marais, Minnesota

Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music and sound, honing her early gift for the violin, and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, into a sharp eye for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist. An award-winning songwriter, she has shared bills with such notable acts as Trampled By Turtles, The Pines, Low, Jonathan Edwards, and Meg Hutchinson. ... more

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