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In the year that she arrived, Clarissa and Tobias Moss died.
Oh, wasn’t Rebecca’s loss enough to wet her eyes?
They’d married late. They’d moved west. Oh, was that right?
Tobias Sr. and brother William at her side...
She laid her love down.
She placed the name as if kissing a face.
She laid her love down in this town.
She made the name.

And, they tried to build a life. Tobias did his business with pride,
with whiskey, land, and money, he hit his stride.
But, two babies died ‘fore Laura shined a light,
and even Laura, in her teens, died a child.
She laid her love down.
She placed the name as if kissing a face.
She laid her love down in this town.
She made the name.

In all these years, six children gone.
So with money, power, and influence,
they plotted in memoriam,
until Tobias had his accident.
Oh, Lydia. Oh, Lydia.

And so, she sat alone, director on the banking board,
and owning much of the neighborhood.
She doubled down, doubled dollars, proudly stood
behind the parks, the school, the hospital.
She laid her love down.
She placed the name as if kissing a face.
She laid her love down in this town.
She made the name.
She laid her love down in the town.
She placed the name as if kissing a face.
She laid her love down in this town.
She made the name a legacy.

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from Among Thieves, released June 5, 2020

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Jared Grabb's earnest brand of indie/Americana creates low-key anthems for all working class dreamers.

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