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Earned This Year

from Hey Day by Elijah Tucker

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Written for a friend and musical companion who had teetered dangerously close to the abyss, nearly drowning in addiction and sorrow. I saw him one night and I could see a faint glimmer of life in his eyes, and was inspired to write this song. As of the release date of this song (Feb 20, 2020), he just passed one year sober, and his eyes and entire self are shining bright. He earned it.


You've really earned this year
I see it in your face
I can see the lines that tell the story of heartbreak

You've really earned this year
And though it's been a while
And you've burned a couple tanks of gas to turn that smile
You've earned every mile

Tonight your hair looks good
And your suit is sharp
You only said a couple words to me but I heard your heart

Tonight your eyes are alive
The first time in half a year
I can't wait to sing this song with you, your voice so clear
And love near

You've rarely made it easy
Easy on yourself
Tonight let's drink water on the rocks
And dance to your health
To your health
To your health!

There's no need for explaining
Just give it all to me
Your story's done and over
There's nothing left to prove
And you're free
You're free
Just like me

And I know that you've really earned this year


from Hey Day, track released February 20, 2020
Electric Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals: Elijah Tucker
Electric Piano: Eric Lane
Bass: Bennett Miller
Vocals: Alisha Neverson
Vocals: Jonathan Hoard

Engineered and Mixed by Ian Turner
Mastered by Jen Munson
Produced by Ian Turner and Elijah Tucker




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