LarreeOde to Robert Hunter
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The first song I wrote with Dean Sottile. A beautiful tribute to lyricist Robert Hunter. I knew there was music in those words.

Lyrics by Dean Sottile; music by Larree Hollywood - all rights reserved

Ode to Robert Hunter

Your pen has graced the pages of our lives in every way

You reached inside and spoke of things we hide from day to day

You saw inside the insides of our lives and hearts and souls

Where many powers, great and small, all fight for the controls

A mighty ship has mighty parts and many can't be seen

You have been the rudder in the days that lied between

Your hands have crafted many parts that led us out to sea

Stormy nights and Sunny days, I know you spoke for me

Often times The Hunter may get captured by the game

The one that captured all of it has Hunter as his name

You painted pictures of our future with oils from the past

Your mind connected somehow to the one thing Built to Last

You wrote about tomorrow like it happened yesterday

You found a way to speak the words we all would love to say

The soundtrack of my life took flight before I came to hear it

The words I'd need in years to come delivered through your spirit

There's no way we could measure what you've brought throughout the years

Many million smiles, I know, and just as many tears

I'm sure that you've been honored more than many on the earth

I wonder if you know at all, what your treasure's worth

If you did I wonder If you'd care for it at all

I know you've seen the rising tide, I know you've seen it fall

With every step along the path your lyric lead the way

As valid 50 years ago as they are this very day

There are those that bake the bread and others that will eat it

You brought the flour and the glory fell on those who got to knead it

You found the words that gave a man the tools to make them stick

With all the power in dynamite, it's nothing without a wick

The spark that came from up above the wick that caught the spark

You took us to the light until you brought us In The Dark

I often sit and wonder what it's like inside your mind

The man who grabbed the future from so many years behind
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My first collaboration with Dean Sottile. A tribute to lyricist Robert Hunter. I knew there was music in those words.

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