Nickels & Dimes (Free Download​!​)

by Sarah Sample// Written by Sarah Sample & Ryan Tanner

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I started writing this song while making a drive through the night from Idaho to Utah. I was alone on the interstate with the Semi-Trucks singing this melody over and over. Their headlights all looked the same coming towards me, lighting up my dashboard. Soon the story came into a view: a heartbroken traveler wanting to repair a relationship...the 18 wheeler trucks passing by, each lighting up a dashboard of loose change, enough to make a phone call...the traveler tries to call to make things right, but the fear of actually following through and facing rejection might be too much.

I finished this song at sunset on the Folks Fest stage with my friend and talented songwriter Ryan Tanner one August night in Colorado.

We originally played this song very slow, but once in the studio, it took on a new pace and life. Enjoy!

lyrics

all the headlights look the same
when you’re driving down the road of pain
18-wheelers pass me by
they shine on nickels shine on dimes
every gas-n-go I try
pick up the phone and start to dial
drop my coins like a wishing well
i have one wish that I’ll have help

What can you buy with nickels and dimes
can I afford one more lifeline
what i would give to hear your voice one more time..
shine on nickels, shine on dimes

I never once have let it ring
to scared to know the shape of things
are you waiting by the phone?
or are you happy just to be alone?

What can you buy with nickels and dimes
can I afford one more lifeline
what i would give to hear your voice one more time..
shine on nickels, shine on dimes

instrumental verse

all the headlights look the same
when you’re driving down the road of pain
18-wheelers pass me by
they shine on nickels shine on dimes
Shine on nickels shine on dimes

credits

released May 4, 2012
Recorded at June Audio 2012.
Sarah Sample- guitar/vocals
Ryan Tanner- guitar/vocals
Paul Jacbosen- banjo/vocals/harmonica

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Sarah Sample Sheridan, Wyoming

"Someday, Someday" is Sarah Sample's latest release. And after two albums, an EP, and years of touring into her career, Sarah Sample is quickly shedding any traces of up-and-comer with it's arrival.
Sample has also shared stages with Darrell Scott, Over The Rhine, Marketa Irglova, Melissa Ferrick, Willy Porter, Mark Stuart/Stacey Earle, and more, winning new and devoted listeners each time.
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