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Visit this song's page at theoffhandband.com/2008/11/on-the-way/ for the complete story behind the song.


Heavy things pushing me
Walls far as I can see
It can be hard to deal
Each and every day

But there won’t be surprise
If with two open eyes
I see things as they’re really drawn
While on the way

Often I wish for things
Different from what life brings
And even that’s just one
More thing to parlay

It may seem hard to do
And yet I always knew
It’s led to all I’ve undergone
While on the way

Sometimes I feel I’ve
Gone off track, then I see
If it’s not my track
Then whose else could it be

Though the path here was set
What’s ahead isn’t yet
The course can always bend
Anytime I say
Each night will always end with dawn
I’m on the way


from Everyone's Invited, released November 11, 2008
Written by and Ⓟ&© 2008 Mark S. Meritt (BMI). All rights reserved.

Dianne Mucci – Vocals
MSM – Instruments

Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by MSM in the basement in the village, Red Hook, NY, using a MacBook Pro, MOTU Digital Performer 5.13, Quantum Leap Colossus, EastWest/PMI Bösendorfer 290 Grand Piano, and an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88.

Vocals recorded in the garage on the mountain, Bloomingburg, NY.

Release Date: November 11, 2008
Album: Everyone's Invited
Track Number: 12
Length: 2:30

Written: 12th of the 12 songs for the album, February 2008
Key: Written in Ab, transposed to Eb for recording
Arranged: 12th, starting April 16, 2008
Vocals recorded 1st, July 22, 2008
Mixed: 8th, starting September 22, 2008



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