Hard To Miss

from How To Be Good by Dolly Valentine

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Driving through American towns
Just like the one before
The little church
The post office
And the liquor store
Memories of my past
project like movies in my mind
I watch them play out
and then I leave them behind

It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore
The feeling starts to fade
As soon as it walks out the door
No use trying to make it change
If it’s gone
Might as well learn what we can
from the past
and keep keeping on

My father mowing the tall grass
in the front lawn
While I climbed our cherry tree
To watch the setting sun
Well, part of my heart stays in Cincinnati
Where I am from
Flowing down the Ohio River
by my grandparents farm

It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore
The feeling starts to fade
As soon as it walks out the door
No use trying to make it change
If it’s gone
Might as well learn what we can
from the past
and keep keeping on

Trying to make a fire in the snow
Trying to bring the light
where the light don’t wanna go
All the King’s horses
and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put the past back together again
Can’t make it change
When it’s gone

It’s hard to miss what don’t exist anymore
The feeling starts to fade
As soon as it walks out the door
No use trying to make it change
If it’s gone
Might as well learn what we can
from the past and keep keeping on

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from How To Be Good, released August 21, 2020
Performed by Dolly Valentine
Written by Leslie Schott
Produced by Ryan Hadlock
Engineered by Ryan Hadlock and Taylor Carroll
Recorded at Bear Creek Studio
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Vocals - Dolly Valentine
Guitars - Andrew Valenti
Drums - Taylor Carroll
Bass - Dune Butler
Percussion - Taylor Carroll, Andrew Valenti
Fender Rhodes Piano - Charles Wicklander
Lap Steel - Kimo Muraki
Programmed drums - Ryan Hadlock

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Dolly Valentine

Dolly Valentine is an American singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her music feels like a warm hug - dissolving labels and focusing on our shared humanness. Her debut album “How To Be Good”, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers) featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered." Her songs ride the tide of a changing world with honesty and hope for the universe at large and the universe in our souls ... more

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