Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Song Description

During the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a man consoles his son at the loss of his brother, sister and mother to the Dust Bowl. Many people were afflicted by "dust pneumonia" in those days due to breathing in pounds of dirt each year, and little access to medical attention. It's a bittersweet, poignant and sad song, taken from reality.

Story Behind the Song

From the Billboard Top 10 theme album "Dust Bowl - American Stories", this song is sung by a man to his son. He is consoling him at the loss of his brother, sister and mother to the Dust Bowl. Many people were afflicted by "dust pneumonia" in those days due to breathing in pounds of dirt each year, and little access to medical attention. It's a bittersweet, poignant and sad song, taken from reality.

Lyrics

All The Long Way
© Grant Maloy Smith

Fate can show kindness
when she's dealing out heat
She stitches our lifelines
bitter and sweet

Now all of our horses
and all of our men
Can't put together
?the things that we bent

No, my son?can't put together
the things that we bent

All the way?
All the long way?
Take my hand and hold on?
All the way, hey
?We'll find peace
where your brother has gone

Hope it's a potion?
but it's not hard to get
?No silver-tongued salesman
has bottled it yet
Now all of our horses
and all of our men
can't put together?
the things that we bent

All the way?
All the long way?
Take my hand and hold on?
All the way, hey
?We'll find peace
where your sister has gone

All the way, hey
?We'll find peace
where your mother has gone

Song Length
3:35
Genres
Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Serene, Poignant

Subject Matter
Sadness, Poverty

Similar Artists
Alison Krauss, Vince Gill
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman
Publisher Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC