About the Song
The lyrical concept came from visiting an old friend who lived alone and had some walls covered with pictures and mementos. Totally covered. With no empty spaces.
Thinking about it later, I imagined what it would be like if all the photos were gone (and all the spaces were empty), leaving the outlines of the picture frames on the wall.
It’s all about spaces in the heart and what you use to fill them.
It was a real treat to have Jennie Knaggs do the lead vocal on this one. What a talent! If you like authentic rootsy Americana music, check out the project Jennie does with her husband Nick Schillace called Lac La Belle. They're both uniquely talented multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters.
Jennie Knaggs: Lead Vocal
George Stephen Kelly: Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Joshua Ford: Acoustic Gutars
Jimmy David: Piano
Alex Lyon: Bass
Todd Glass Drums
Empty spaces on your wall
Memory traces at nightfall
You hear voices echo down the hall
Time has slowed down to a crawl
Distant faces you recall
Lonely places, you've seen them all
And the summer has turned to fall
Is there anyone you can call
You are walking down to the river
Just to watch it flow
And when you look out your window
Seems you've got a long way to go
Empty spaces in your heart
Lonely places, that's where you are
You hear voices echo in the dark
And the winter is about to start
©George Stephen Kelly 2018
Published by Ace Sleeve Music, BMI