Rock Bottom

from Asbury Park by Dean Harlem

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Rock Bottom

I’m running on empty I’m nearly broke
But just like daddy said its the life you chose
I’ll never settle I wont give in
I’m gonna climb my way back to my feet again

Spent my last twenty dollars on a tank of gas
Got a car full of speakers and guitars packed
At the show they paid me in free beer
Now I’m all alone and standing here

But I’m gonna find a way out of this hole
I’ve done it now a dozen times or more
The hard times don’t kill you
They'll just tear down your soul
Rock bottom, c’mon lets go

My parents were born in a foreign land
when they came here had to start again
I left them when I turned eighteen
Now I’m out here chasing their dream

Now I may be on the losing side
And I’ll be fighting my whole life
But if there one thing I believe
It’s that someday my song will set me free


from Asbury Park, released July 16, 2019
Dean Harlem- Guitar, Vocals
Dan Beller McKenna- Pedal Steel
John "Hal" Halstead


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Dean Harlem Nashville, Tennessee

From California to Texas to New England, New Jersey native son Dean Harlem has in true troubadour fashion made America his home. Deep-rooted in Americana and classic country sounds, with a picking style that blends Townes Van Zandt and Justin Townes Earle, and with an honest, soulful voice, Harlem has distinguished himself as a young singer-songwriter to watch. ... more

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