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Hunger to Be Fed

from Hunger by Vanessa Boyd

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I literally wrote this after another gig in Weaverville, NC where I occasionally played a bakery there in town for tips and day-old pastries.

In Appalachia from 2003-2006 I worked up from the Wed night gigs (Richie Ireson actually gave me $20 out of his till that first night at his bar since only a few stragglers had wandered in over a four hour period and he said he wanted to encourage me to come back.) to doing Saturday nights with the Yes Men for $400.

I was working a full time job on top of playing 3-4 nights a week and rehearsing 2, so life was busy.


hunger to be fed
I sing my song for money, I sing my song for bread
I go to bed each night with one running through my head
I wake up each morning with a hunger to be fed

it’s a strange thing to want to play in clubs and bars when you’ve been over drinking from the bottle for some time now : chorus : a strange thing to wanna be on the road when you’re over taking invitations from the strangers that you meet on the way : chorus : I don’t know which is more important, writing songs or singing them : I need me some more of them days that slide on by
yeah I need me some more of them days that just slide on by


from Hunger, released December 6, 2007
Credits :
“grizz” (andy gricunas) : electric guitar, banjo, vocals
dale “sarge” thompson : percussion
“slim” john pruitt : bass, vocals
vanessa boyd : vocals, acoustic guitar
co-produced & mixed by dante higgins & vboyd & the yes men
recorded at dante higgins studios, greeneville, tn
mastered by allen towbin at maze studios, nyc
cover photo by amanda bliss, tn
back photo by ian roberts, nyc
album design by matt mulder, nc
manufactured & printed in the US by tripledisc
all songs written by vanessa boyd
special thanks go to james ivy and club dulaney


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