I Picked Stones

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I Picked Stones

I picked stones,
So the grass might grow greener,
In richer men's homes,
I answered phones,
I was polite to idiots for 13 hour shifts,
I swept floors,
I know every kind of cardbaord box,
How to build them, stack them fold them up.
I packed tulips, I picked grapes,
I learned lessons, I made mistakes,
yeah, I made loads.

So, believe me , when I tell you,
Believe me, when I say,
It's really good to have you here today.

I bought a guitar from my friend's cousin,
When I had nothing, I found something,
Never hungry, never thirsty, no, I never slept outside,
Alright then, maybe once or twice,
Don't tell my mother, not consecutive nights,
No, I've always been looked after, I've always been just fine.
I played street corners and subway stations,
festivals and embassies,
For film stars and their constellations,
The down and out, the in between.

Oh, believe me, when I tell you,
Believe me, when I say,
It's really good to have you here today.

I know that you are tired,
It's been a tough week, you've been tested,
Could have stayed at home tonight,
With a 6 pack and netflix,
But you make the noble effort,
You pull yourself together,
Toll bridges, babysitters,
It all adds up its expensive.

Oh, believe me, when I tell you,
Believe me, when I say,
I wouldn't be here without you today.

credits

from All We Have Become, released February 2, 2015
Niall Connolly - Nylon guitar and vocals
Michael John McCarthy - Accordion, keys, samplers, piano and electric guitar.

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Niall Connolly Brooklyn, New York

"Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and a not-to-be-missed songsmith."

- The Chicago Tribune

"Among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City."

-No Depression
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