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It's a cover of an old favorite of mine. If I had to make a CD to play at my funeral, I would want this song on it. So I made that CD, and here it is.

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Oh give me land, lots of land
Under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don't fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze
and listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in
just turn me loose
let me straddle my old saddle underneath the western skies
on my cayuse let me wander over yonder til I see the mountains rise
I want to ride to the ridge
where the west commences
and gaze at the moon til I love my senses
and I can't look at hovels and I can't stand fences
don't fence me in
no, papa don't you fence me in

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from Leaving (Reissue with Bonus Tracks), released June 2, 2017

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Justin Winokur California

Justin Winokur's lush, quirky indie-pop shines a light on the sad beauty of heartbreak. He recently finished his third full- length album, Throwing Paper Airplanes Off A Bridge, which for him, became its own journey of self realization. This intimate tour of his loves, losses, and hopes feels like reading a stranger's diary—and realizing that the handwriting and every single story is your own. ... more

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