Barefoot Dancer

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Sometimes at night, when I close my eyes,
I dream it’s 1979.
Summertime by a riverside,
Like a photo on Grandma’s wall.
There’s a bride without any shoes
Or a clue she’s found someone to lose
Hey Momma, don’t lose hope when that someone goes
‘Cause I’ll be needing you in a year or two

And the wedding band’s playing
And this barefoot dancer’s swaying
Around and around
She’s turning around
Everything is turning all around

Well, we drank tonight. Now there’s nothing left
But her face all red and her hair a mess
Dancing so hard in a flower dress
She’s a sweet sixteen again
Hey Momma, kick off your high-heel shoes
You know you got nothing to lose
And, Momma, hold me close when your balance goes
Like I held on to you when I couldn’t stand

And the wedding band’s playing
And my barefoot dancer’s swaying
Around and around
She’s turning around
Everything is turning all around

It’s a dizzy dance in the hands of time
Spinning wild till the last note chimes
But every song is a second chance to show how you can move
Hey Momma, kick off your high-heel shoes
You know you got nothing to lose
And, Momma, cling to me when your heart gets weak
Like I held on to you when I couldn’t stand

And the wedding band’s playing
And my barefoot dancer’s swaying
Around and around
She’s turning around
Everything is turning
Everything is turning
Everything is turning all around

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from A Dozen Other Loves, released November 1, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Matt Nakoa

Matt Nakoa - vocals, acoustic guitars, organ
Mark Johnson - electric guitar
Walter Skorupski - bass
Michael Reilly - drums and percussion

Recorded by Neale Eckstein @ Fox Run Studios, Sudbury MA
Mixed & Mastered by Corey Schreppel
Produced by Matt Nakoa & Neale Eckstein

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Matt Nakoa New York

Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Central New York State and began composing music as a teenager. He is a 2014 winner of Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition and tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and in India. Matt's concert music has been reviewed in The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM and on Disney.com. ... more

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