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Gone Too Far

by John Louis

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The first of two new singles from John Louis being released in winter/spring 2021

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Gone Too Far

Pack up your beauty
Pack up your inspirations
Secrets and mysteries
Affections and revelations
In a box by the back door
Close enough to grab on your way to the car
When it’s gone too far

Beer clocks in barrooms
The calendar on the café wall
They won’t lie to you
But they don’t care at all
Holes in the drywall
Size of a fist, shape of a heart
Say it’s gone too far

Some things cannot stay
In a box too long
It’s not about light or air
It’s just wrong
It’s not the distance
It’s about losing who you are
Gone too far

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credits

released February 26, 2021
Music and lyrics - John Louis
Produced by Shane Leonard
Recorded and mixed by Shane Leonard at The Bungaleau in Eau Claire, WI
Piano and organ recorded by Sam Kassirer at Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, ME
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound in Nashville, TN
John Louis - vocals, acoustic guitar
Jeremy Boettcher - bass
Ben Lester - pedal steel, mellotron
Sam Kassirer - piano, organ
Siri Undlin - background vocals
Shane Leonard - drums, acoustic guitar

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John Louis Minneapolis, Minnesota

John Louis crafts heartworn country folk songs. John’s songs have garnered attention and awards from prestigious songwriting showcases including the Kerrville New Folk competition, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, and the Great River Folk Fest songwriter contest.

“John Louis is a good man writing great music up in Minneapolis.” Jon Dee Graham
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