Desert Gold

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Words & Music by Chet Vincent

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Finally the rental car died,
it was on a highway in New Mexico.
The wheel locked and the engine lights glowed
and we drifted off the road.

At night heat rises from the rocks
and moves in waves across the land.
I can see the backseat in the rear-view mirror:
a book and a case of beer.

:Chorus:
Desert gold, I been told, is a sight to behold.
Some grow old, I been told, and never see the desert gold.

Your hands are always cold,
and your heart beats slow.
Outside a shadow floats above the ground
and it doesn't make a sound.

I miss the loneliness of night,
moonlight stretched across the sand.
And while you sleep, I'll close my eyes
every time a car passes by.

:Chorus:

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from Desert Gold, released October 30, 2009
Guest artist: Alex Sands (chimes)

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The Big Bend Pittsburgh

Chet Vincent & The Big Bend is a five-piece rock band based out of the unique cultural oddity that is Pittsburgh. They combine the raw electric energy of heavy blues and modern indie/alt. rock with haunting and sometimes heartwarming songwriting in the spirit of the American folk tradition. ... more

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