Saturday, September 15, 2007

East Asheville Hardware

East Asheville Hardware
from the album East Asheville Hardware

An angel appeared in a holy vision
Stood by my bedside in shivering light
Spoke my name
Told me my mission
I could not believe I was hearing him right
Because he said, "Go, my son, go...
Always go to East Asheville Hardware
Before you go to Lowe's"
He said, "Go to East Asheville Hardware
Before you go to Lowe's
You'll help to keep them open
I'm worried they might close
From the stiff competition
From the national conglomerate
With the full page ad in the color section of the Sunday paper supplement
and stacks of plastic swimming pools and seven brands of power tools
and rows and rows of registers all having nice days
But no, you go, he said to me with light around his face
He said, You go first to that age-old place
To that old wooden door that you have to close behind you
To the wide-board wooden floor worn down soft
To the real thing, Good advice, quality at a fair price
And know that they know how deep the frost goes here.
Sure there's stuff you'll have to find at Paty's, Lowe's or Sears
But go to East Asheville Hardware
Go to East Asheville Hardware
Before it disappears.

David Wilcox
?1995 Midnight Ocean Bonfire Music/Nine-Ten Music,a division of Soroka Music Ltd. (BMI)All Rights Reserved/International Copyright Secured

Sadly, East Asheville Hardware did close their doors.

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