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Been called "the best song I've ever written," I can't seem to get it down. It has been an impossible effort to get a recording of this song that I think does it justice, but here, six or seven years after I wrote it, I think the demo I did a couple of years ago is perhaps the best version I'm ever going to get on tape. The song is about being trapped in a small town, and what is lost/gained when one "escapes." Originally written in 2007-08.

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from 2124 EP, released August 12, 2013

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Ely Silverthorne Queens, New York

Ely Silverthorne is the folk/indie-rock project of singer-songwriter Aaron Knoll. Born in Buffalo, currently living in New York City, Ely’s songs are strongly travel oriented and primarily deal with themes of distance, leaving things behind and moving forward from one’s past. ... more

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