I Can't Close My Eyes

from by Amanda Willow

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I've know Izaak forever and a day. It's a rare occasion when we can write and record something together IRL. (Yes, I'm trying to sound cool by using hipster speak.) We wrote and recorded this on my phone in a couple hours, on his dad's back porch, with kids and chaos and life happening all around. My son-in-law Etienne was playing along with us on my cajon, Nick.

Near the end, Izaak's three year old felt the need to inform us of some very valuable info. Now we know!

And there really used to be a cherry orchard around the corner.


Wanderin’ around
Summer sun beating down
Walking through my memories
Seeing what there is to see

I can’t close my eyes
I can’t close my eyes

Down the street, ‘round the bend
Where the cherry orchard use to be
I left my heart buried there
When you left me

That was a long time ago
I don’t wanna let you go
If I forgot everything about you
I’d forget all the good times too


from 50​/​90 2016, released June 29, 2016



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Amanda Willow Washington

Singer/Songwriter from Eastern Washington State. I play mostly for my own sanity and amusement.

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