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Motionless Land

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The TV man spoke of death on some coast
I saw all the crumbling debris
It dealt me a blow, but I'm thankful to know
That it could never happen to me

I am standing on motionless land
A constant under my feet
I've got four walls and a roof overhead
It could never happen to me 

    I feel for the poor folks who wander the streets 
    In search of their daughters and sons 
    It's sad there are people with nothing to eat 
    I'm thankful I'll never be one

I've worked for my family and home
My whole life I fought to be free
No one deserves to be homeless, alone
But it could never happen to me

I've lived my life, righteous and wise
And chosen my path carefully
Someone just has to be smiling on high
Cuz this could never happen to me 

    No I'm not without flaws, and I've suffered through loss 
    I've got problems that weigh on my mind 
    I've got bills to pay, and a son on the way 
    So I've got to save every dime

These things always happen so far from my door
As if tragedy lives overseas
I wish I could help, but I'm glad for myself
That it could never happen to me 


Tuning: Open D (DADGbAD), capo 5


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  Discussion: Motionless Land

Nic Treadwell (anon) · 5 years, 8 months ago
Hi Josh,

Found you through Free Music Archive with a view to featuring a song of yours on my UK based podcast, Homegrown. Came over to your site and found your new song, Motionless Land. Great song. And I would like to feature it on my programme coming out the weekend. Will fully credit you and provide a link to your website. If you want to check out my podcast go to


Nic Treadwell
Denise Fitzgerald (anon) · 4 years, 11 months ago
Hello Josh, I heard your song for the first time on Radio Free Oz. It made me want to weep. I have played it over serveral times since and am still moved by it's simple message. I am a medical claims auditor who has started a non profit patient advocacy project. The message conveyed in your song and voice is the same message that echoes throughout the advocacy movement. I am wondering if you wouldn't mind me adding a link to my website. Your talent and time is appreciated.
vdl (anon) · 4 years, 9 months ago
thanks for share your music and congratulations, I think that this is a great album. see you on jamendo
Nathalie Grand'Maison (anon) · 4 years, 7 months ago

Just wanted to thank you for your great music and give you the link to a little video i made with the instrumental version of the song "big disco ball":

The video is for the Dollard-Cormier Foundation in Montreal that helps people who have dependancy problems. The video is in french since our clientele is mainly french.

Shirley (anon) · 3 years ago
"For the grace of God go I, it could never happen to me". Wow, Josh thanks for reminding American's that we have so much to give and we are so Blessed. We should all do everything we can to help those less fortunate. I too was invoved with a not for profit serving Haiti's homeless & strongly support Doctors without Borders". Your music is great & I can discern thru it, that you too are a great humanitarian. P;ease keep writing songs that "touch our soul" - and the world will be a better place.
Keltonseiler (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
Hey Josh just wanted to let you know that I love the music... I found you through SCMowns and so I subscribed and veiw as many videos as I can...

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