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Piece of Mine

from Americana by LILLI LEWIS @folkrockdiva

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    Lilli Lewis' third recording with iconic indie producer Mark Bingham "Americana" on compact disc in a 6 panel digipack with lyrics

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My wife Liz turned me on to murder ballads as a genre, which she got turned on to through her love for Neil Young, and by extension Amy Ray, but I can’t say I understood the appeal of the genre until an Appalachian Amy Ray-esque ghost met me in a dream and gave me this song. It was as if the protagonist in the song was trying to tell me “We’ve always been here, us lesbians and queers. We walked our path as best we could. We loved who we loved and sometimes they didn’t love us back. Some of us had too much to lose and some of us lost everything.” This track features my favorite Louisiana musician by far (though I think she’s actually from Mississippi), Gina Forsyth on fiddle and backing vocals.


There’s a load I was born to carry
Yea, I was born to town this line
Until I take that lonesome ferry
You’ll find me holding this piece of mine

On this road, this road less travelled
A constant stranger and fool am I
Under my feet, just dust and gravel
O’er my shoulder this piece of mine

My true love, she smelled of cotton
Her skin of honey, her lips of wine
Empty words are ne’er forgotten
And empty pleasures kill more than time

For seven long years she would not marry
For seven years she was not kind
Her youthful breath my hands did bury
Her heart for no one if not for mine

If these long years could pass more gently
If true love were truly blind
Cold hard eyes could ne’er forsake me
And leave me holding this piece of mine.

Piece of mine, lord, piece of mine
Yea, I’ll be holding this piece of mine


from Americana, released October 29, 2021
Gina Forsyth - Fiddle, Backing Vocals
Wade Hymel - Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Kenny Murphy - Bass, Backing Vocals


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LILLI LEWIS @folkrockdiva New Orleans, Louisiana

Lilli Lewis bears a progressive, provocative, and conscientious presence paired with a love for music that began before she composed her first song on the piano at age three, Lewis is a modern day Renaissance woman, who, when in full gear, conjures the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Odetta, and Janis Joplin. ... more

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