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You’ve been out wandering a while,
Living the lie since the day you were born.
It’s easy to see by the skin round your smile, you are worn.

You hold your ambitions so tight;
You fingers are clenched and your knuckles are white.
Your dreams turned to nightmares; I said that I thought that they might.

You’ve been away for far too long.

There’s a peace and gratitude
When the day is done and I’m holding on to you,
Safe from the thieves of our self-doubt.
Come on home boy,
Where love is found.

There’s a story that you’re living in;
You’ve heard it from salesmen and preachers and kin.
But the longer you live it the more that feel you don’t fit.

Our hearts are restless 'til they find their way back home.

So let’s just stay in for the night,
Wait out the thunder that thickens the sky.
Blow out the candles, it’s still and it’s dark; we’ll be fine,


from Homegrown (Album), released December 14, 2012
Words and music by Bonnie and Trevor McMaken 2009

Bonnie McMaken (Vocals)
Trevor McMaken (Piano, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals)
Kevin Emmert (Drums, Aux Percussion)
Adam Babarik (Bass)
Robb Robins (Cello)
Sarah Scherf (Vocals)


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The McMakens Aurora, Illinois

The McMakens is husband and wife duo Bonnie and Trevor McMaken. Their unique style of timeless American songwriting, lush instrumentation, and evocative vocals can be heard on their full-length albums "Homegrown" and "Sleep Easy," as well as their worship EP "In Wilderness and Glory." ... more

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