I like all sorts of music, but I grew up on folk, the stuff of my parents’ formative years. The acoustic guitar has an incredibly nostalgic effect on me.

Here’s a song by The Innocence Mission that I’m listening to these days, with plenty of full acoustic strumming and finger-picking :

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Tomorrow On The Runway

Old days, don’t come to find me,
the sun is just about to climb up over there.
‘While my heart is sinking I do not want my voice
to go out into the air’.
Did you leave the darkness without me?
You’re always miles ahead.
And you’re standing in tomorrow on the runway.

Oh be the music in my head,
the air around my bed, oh be my rest.
Replace the small disgraces of
the times and places that I never really left.
Did you leave the darkness without me?
You’re always miles ahead.
And you’re standing in tomorrow on the runway.

Oh I want to fly, fly forward into the light,
be alive, to come alive,
on the leaf-bright Friday drive,
sudden horses at the red light,
turn around, see clearer ways to go now.

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