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Blue Merle was a music group centered in Nashville, Tennessee. Their name comes from the lyrics of a Led Zeppelin song, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp from Led Zeppelin III, referring to a "blue-eyed merle". Their lead singer Luke Reynolds, has a voice that has been compared to those of Chris Martin and Dave Matthews. The band is also known for live renditions of the Talking Heads song Psycho Killer.Read More...
The band was first formed when Luke Reynolds and Jason Oettel met and began to work together. A friend in a studio offered them some recording time, and they began recording several demo tracks. While they were doing so, the President of Sony Publishing happened to be there, and offered them a contract. While they passed on it, it was start. Reynolds then met Beau Stapleton, a Mandolin player, on his way back to his home in Vermont and invited him to join. Oettel brought one of his own friends, William Ellis, a drummer into the band as well. It was William who came up with the band's name. The last member to join was Luke Bulla, a fiddle player, who had been asked to fill in for a couple weeks, and soon was a full time member.
In February 2005, Blue Merle released "Burning In The Sun", which features the singles Burning In The Sun, Every Ship Must Sail Away, and Lucky To Know You. Blue Merle played Lollapalooza in 2005.
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- LyricsHave you ever heard the sounds in the shadows of a song?
Have you ever felt the words blow right through from beyond?
Years pass, people change, bluer skies could turn to gray
Though it's gonna hurt for now, every ship must sail away
Every ship must sail away
- LyricsWell, I had a girl
And she was the best around
And I was in love
Now I'm just hangin' out
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- LyricsIf I were you
Turn this thing around before it runs aground
But I know you
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I closed me eyes
- LyricsFriday morning all alone
One by one the stars it say goodbye
Yeah pictures and a thousand words
A thousand miles turning into song
And I want you to know
- LyricsI got a picture of you
And some letters I carry 'round
It's the way that I get you
To stay with me
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