Chaga (written by Casey Snyder)

by Cold Mountain Child

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Hello to all friends and listeners.

My dear brother and musical comrade Casey Snyder wrote some damn fine songs. He has passed beyond our knowing and I miss him very much, probably always will.

This song, "Chaga", is a song Casey wrote and taught to me. We played it together many times, and this is a recording of the song I made as I best remember it. When music is flowing he feels closer, so may this tune spin strong forever. Love you Casey!

More music by Casey and loved ones can be heard here:


Set out one morning, thought I'd never be back
only made it half way down the road
that's when I knew I was on the only road
the only one that takes me back home.

I've spent some time away and I've spent some time alone
but I'm gonna be back one of these days
I'll come back up north, back to my sweet home
back to where the wild birch trees grow.

When I was out east, I asked an old man
which road can take me home?
He pointed to the ground and said turn around
it's the only road you've ever known.

When I was out west I walked canyons and cliffs
thinking this was the best land around
but I'm a humble man who needs a humble land
so I hitched the first ride out of town.

Well I'm leaving once more but in my soul I know
I'm gonna be back one of these days
I'll wipe tears from your eyes and you can wipe mine
cause I ain't gonna leave us this way.


released June 30, 2016
Lyrics and music by Casey Snyder
Recorded by Tyler Bradley



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Cold Mountain Child Kalamazoo, Michigan

We are four aural architects creating nature-wave, earthy folk tunes with psychedelic whispers and heady groove.

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