What Have You Done? is the second single from the forthcoming Pickin' Pear album. Feels Like Home will be released worldwide on 5/3/2019
What Have You Done? (Elam)
Life ain't gonna be, whatever it once was.
We're moving too fast, all of us because
To make an honest living and provide for those you love
You work your fingers to the bone, then you die – what have you done?Live your life without regret, then you die – what have you done?
He lived his life an honest man, kind to everyone.
A man who loved his country, his guns, and God's son.
35 years in the same steel mill but not much else to show.
A loyal wife, 2 grown sons, and a lawn he likes to mow.
His boys left home for the hustling city life.
Cancer got the best of his dear darling wife.
Loneliness and boredom plagued his final years.
Memories have blurred through a final curtain of tears.
As he lay near death in his bed he asked God, “What have You done?”
A self-proclaimed straight arrow shooter, crooked tie to match his smile. Started out in the great Northwest, heading east mile by mile.
Aside from drink, smoke and women, it was gambling his only crutch.
Got himself into trouble a lot, but got himself out as much
He traveled the world wide, never found a place called home.
Almost fell in love one time but good thing, cause that bird flown.
He lived a life of selfishness, never married, had no kids.
His family was an afterthought the only heart he had was his.
As he thinks back on his life alone he asks himself, “What have you done?”
from Feels Like Home,
track released April 23, 2019
Leon Elam - Banjo & Vocals
Tia Martini - Ukulele
Matt Wolff - Bass
Lane Gibson - Vocals
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Lane Gibson at
Lane Gibson Studios
Tia Martini and Leon Elam - The Pickin’ Pear - branch out from Canyon Collected to create a new folk 'n' roll band. They combine their non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music.