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Let Denver Stay in Denver

from Ironstone by Richard Morris

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Music inspired by feeling far from home in Denver.

The lyrics were helped by reading "Sheltered" a play by Cate Wiley (newplayexchange.org/plays/98884/sheltered), and "Nothing But Suitcases", a comic by the Denver Smart City Program (www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/i-am-denver/stories/2019/nothing-but-suitcases0.html)


Let Denver Stay in Denver

You could've had anything
The fatted calf was yours for free
Partner in your father's firm
Private university

The sun shines on your cardboard tent
Underneath the redbud tree
Just let Denver stay in Denver
And come home to me

Camping by the reservoir
Hiding from the DPD
Plastic bags of paperwork
For the motel lottery

You spent the night at Jesus Saves
Thinking how it used to be
Just let Denver stay in Denver
And come home to me

Somewhere in this church basement
Your bus tokens have disappeared
Talking to yourself outside of Union Station
It's crystal clear

You could've been anyone
You wanted to be wild and free
Just let Denver stay in Denver
And come home to me


from Ironstone, released June 23, 2020
Written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Richard Morris

acoustic guitar
electric guitar
bass guitar
drum programming

Mastered by Tom Ruff at Asbury Media


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Richard Morris Highlands, New Jersey

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Richard Morris creates music that draws on the past and looks hopefully toward the future.

As a member of Kül d'Sack and M Shanghai, he has contributed to thousands of joyful live performances and has produced and engineering dozens of recordings.
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