Return To Nazareth

Story Behind The Song

Two guys take a trip to Nazareth Pa, and back home. Along the way they are reminded of home in the people and places they come across.

Song Description

My attempt to modernize the great song "The Weight" by Robbie Robertson and The Band, with a nod to the late Levon Helms.

Song Length 3:29 Genre Country - Alternative, Folk - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Relaxed, Peaceful Subject Home, Life
Similar Artists The Band, Darius Rucker Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Return To Nazareth © 2013 Donovan Tucker BMI

I took a summer road trip
From Memphis we headed north
I took my buddy Luke and his dog JFK
We all called him Jack
Cause he seemed to like that more
He never answered to initials anyway

On our way to New York City Gonna see all the sights
Brooklyn Bridge , Lady Liberty
The house that Ruth built , on a game night

Took a picture at Ground Zero
I couldn't help but cry
When I thought of all the heroes
And the ones they left behind

Seems the further you get from home
The closer home gets to you
See a face you think you know
Hear an old familiar tune
While you're looking for the answers
You might trip over the clues
Yeah the further you get from home
The closer it gets to you

We drove west thru Pennsylvania
Found Nazareth on the road
Where a man named Christian Martin
Set up shop nine score ago
Our tour guides name was Carmen
She knew All about guitars
Even played a little mandolin... after hours

At a downtown filling station
We took a break from all the miles
The mechanics' shirt said Levon
I said that's a cool name , he just smiled

He had a Bible on the counter Open to the book of Moses
He said it helps to keeps me grounded
Keeps the Devil off my shoulder

Lyrics Donovan Tucker Music Donvan Tucker
Producer Acousticvocal.com Performance Jay Speight vox , D.Tucker Acoustic guitar
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