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The Wailin' Jennys — Things That You Know
Album: Firecracker
Avg rating:
6.9

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Released: 2006
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
It's been a long time since you saw your home
Even those you call the closest
Have slipped away somehow
Feels like a lifetime you've been on the road
With so many miles behind you
You'd think you'd have left this world by now

You've seen more than they could ever know
No matter what they say
You've earned the right to be so bold
But this life it takes its toll on you
Every face around you looks so tired and so old

And you have not seen everything
You have not seen everything

But there are things that you know
Things that you know
From where you've had to go
Where you've had to go
Maybe soon you'll find a place
To call your own
To call your home

You've walked a good mile in your brother's shoes
'Til your legs could walk no further
And your tired soles would burn
You know there's peace somewhere around the bend
It's been a long time coming
And you're ready for your turn

And you have not seen everything
You have not seen everything

But there are things that you know
Things that you know
From where you've had to go
Where you've had to go
Maybe soon you'll find a place
To call your own
To call your home
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Love this song!
This one made me stop working and check the artist - that's worth a 7 at least! Although I chastised myself for not recognizing the Jennys.
Well, first...this isn't country. Folk and bluegrass, but not country.

Second, you could listen to 'pop' country stations all year and never hear the Jennies. Ever.

The Jennies are an amazing trio. More, please!!!
How did this station become so big on country music.  And worse — country POP music.  Ugh.
Jenny's for Prez
The Wailin' Jennys: Aptly Named!

I kid, I kid! They aren't too bad; some definite talent here. Just not my kind of music, and I couldn't resist. :) 
Hi pitched voices,I can do without. Nice steel tho.
Glad to see such positive comments on the Jennys, they recently played locally and were just great!  They are one of the groups that are truly better live.  If you like their music, you will love their concert.

Love these girls!
I love the way this starts out with a single vocal, then adds one, and then another - the three-part harmonies are hauntingly gorgeous.  I loves me the Wailin' Jennys! {#Sunny}
Love the Jennys!

They do have a new album out, available through itunes
This song is moving and gorgeous (as is the artist, Ruth Moody, who is and always will be my favorite Jenny)!