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permanent world of pretend

by Gary Allison Furr

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10 Lorraine 05:36
Sky’s A-Clearing Gary Furr Had my head down for a long time Same thoughts running ‘round in my weary mind Dead-end road and a heavy load Weighing down on me Then one morning without warning I was free All the preaching that I listened to Told me bad news was always fixing to Come crashing down like an avalanche on my worthless soul But love surprised me as far as the eye could see Everything was whole Chorus Sky’s a-clearing, the time is nearing The clouds are breaking up, my hopes are waking up The burden’s lifting, life is shifting And I have the strength to go on I’ve been counting all my blessings Finding grace after confessing All those hands that I once slapped away Still reaching out to me And now I hold on like a drowning man in an angry sea. Chorus On the one hand, I’m less certain Of what might be behind the curtain Easy answers, like a cancer Leave you looking for a friend. But on the other, I’ve discovered A Love that never ends Chorus


In 2007, Gary put out his first solo album of all original songs titled permanent world of pretend. He re-released it in 2017. permanent world of pretend included songs he'd written over many years.


released May 12, 2017

All songs by Gary Furr except “Midnight on the Waters” and “Rabbit in the Log,” traditional. Vocals, guitars, bass by Gary Furr. Mandolin on “Rabbit,” Al Furr. Electric guitar on “Midnight on the waters” by Paul Harmon. All songs copyright 2007, Gary Furr Music, BMI. All rights reserved.


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Gary Allison Furr Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Gary Allison Furr has been playing, writing and singing music his whole life. A veteran of lots of bands of the years, he performed with Shades Mountain Air, a Birmingham acoustic-bluegrass band for twenty years .

He has played as both solo artist and with the band at a variety of venues, including colleges and universities, conferences, churches, coffee houses and festivals.
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