Song of the Open Road

from by Oakes & Smith



O, we rode up the mountain road
Two pilgrims to the shrine
Round shining rings in sunlit skies
Heard silent words and opened eyes

Then climbed up birches toward heaven
We went out of our minds
The time behind, the dream sublime
The engine and the churchbell chime

The autumn swelled, the apples fell
Down rotting on the ground
And round the mountain where the water flowed
We heard the song of the open road


from Evergreen, track released August 13, 2015
Katherine Smith: vocals
Robert Oakes: vocals, acoustic guitar, synth
Gregoire Pearce: nylon string guitar

Music and lyrics by Robert Oakes (BMI)



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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