Two Sons

by Eugene Boronow

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It started as a song about Tucson, but i didn't want to say "Tucson". So i made it about two sons...and they moved to Bisbee.
It became less lighthearted as I developed the story-- it became about the Bisbee Deportation.

lyrics

Six by nine in the glass of time,
Bags packed on the floor.
The two sons cracked the morning fog,
When they stepped out through the door.

The father stood with firm resolve,
The axe fell from his hand.
And the two sons looked beyond the broken edges of the land.
The mother's eyes softened as she held her husband's hand...gently.

And I know she'll miss me.
There's a strength within me.
So I'll go...I'll go to Bisbee.

The little river flowing through the town that suits their name.
The scent of greasewood coats the air, lumber shows the grain.

Brown hair flowing through their fingers,
Rain pounds on the door.
The two sons and their two wives,
Let the big tears fall.
The urge they followed once before still calls... fiercely.

And I know she'll miss me.
There's a strength within me.
There's the road... there's still that road to Bisbee.

Railroad spike, and a miners' strike at the bottom of the hill.
Wheeler's men of a thousand-ten, set to do their will.

Box cars that are made for cattle, fill them up with men.
The value of a worker's life is measured on their skin.
The two sons finally walk the gravel line... proudly.

And I know she'll miss me.
There's a strength within me.
I'm on that train...on that train from Bisbee.

And I know she'll miss me.
There's a strength within me.
When I look back, I see my face in Bisbee.

credits

released November 7, 2019
Eugene Boronow: vocals, guitar
Mik Garrison: Bass
Heather Hardy: Violin
Justin White: Drums

Recorded at TucSound Studio, Tucson AZ

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Eugene Boronow Tucson, Arizona

"Someday, I know, we'll walk in the sun..."

After many years away from music, Eugene returned with only his classical guitar remaining, and re-learned his craft.

Along with the renewed musical spirit, Eugene began writing music (which he hadn't done in the previous musical life). This EP is the result of 7 months of songwriting.

Eugene is currently gigging regularly in the Tucson area.
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