Idyllwild, CA

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    The Man I Once Was (CD w/ mini-LP packaging & full lyric booklet)

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lyrics

Drove on out from LA, just to give it one more chance
Resurrect the place of our first dance
Thought that that old mountain town would remind us what we had
Inspired by the beauty of its land

In that cabin up in Idyllwild, I realized you were a child
Everything was play pretend, broken in a way I could not mend

Idyllwild, California is a distant memory
Idyllwild, I once adored ya, but I’ll never again see
Your mountains or your trees
Busted and beguiled in Idyllwild

In the photos of that trip I don’t recognize my face
I only see a once beloved place
I wish that I could somehow say that I never did love you
But that’s a fact of life I can’t undo

That final night of ecstasy, drunk on wine and fantasy
But in the bright morning light, we both knew we would never be right

Idyllwild, California is a distant memory
Idyllwild, I once adored ya, but I’ll never again see
Your mountains or your trees
Busted and beguiled in Idyllwild

Idyllwild, I couldn’t bear to see you again
Too many memories inside my head
Idyllwild, how I miss you
So much more than the goddamn girl who broke my heart in two

The tragedy of our last kiss is somewhat circumspect
Like the final stop before a big train wreck
That old town it showed me what I shoulda seen long before
Like that raven once said, “Nevermore”

Drivin’ back to Los Angeles, our love dissolved into a mess
Both our hearts cold as ice, two fallen angels crushed by the night

Idyllwild, California is a distant memory
Idyllwild, I once adored ya, but I’ll never again see
Your mountains or your trees
Busted and beguiled in Idyllwild

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from The Man I Once Was, released September 24, 2013

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Stewart Eastham Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Stewart Eastham brings a sense of joy to his latest release, Dancers In The Mansion.

Dancers In The Mansion pushes the boundaries of what an Americana record can sound like. This dynamic collection of songs elevates the genre to new heights with its lyricism and innovative musical arrangements.

Eastham was born and raised in rural Northern California.
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