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Tim Duggan: Music

My Own Great Divide

(Duggan, Doyle, and Liebers)
2006
Tim Duggan
My Own Great Divide (Duggan)

There’s a fire in the forest burning on the divide
And my old conflagration is smoldering inside
Millions of acres consumed in the blaze
And recovery looms in the haze

Mountains fold over each other and lean
In every direction pushing out streams
That flow to the ocean, relentlessly clear
But the clarity all disappears

And I’ve spent half my life running round in small circles
Spiraling upward, tumbling down
Too much introspection, no sense of direction
Still standing astride my own great divide

High meadow a dance in the clouds
The rolling of the hemispheres rumbling loud
I looked to the heavens and I prayed for a sign
Saw only random design
And I still couldn’t make up my mind

Woman, oh woman, woman so near
Help me discover the place of my fear
And somehow together we will
Throw agony off of this hill

And I’ve spent half my life running round in small circles
Spiraling upward, and tumbling down
Too much introspection, no sense of direction
Still standing astride my own great divide
Still standing astride my own great divide

Kevin Doyle: mandolin, backing vocals
Tim Duggan: guitar, vocals
Scott Liebers: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle