The Anchor | Tim O'Brien and Jan Fabricius

🎵 The Anchor | Tim O'Brien and Jan Fabricius 🎵 - Length: 0:3:35


The Anchor - Written by Tim O'Brien Recorded Live September 14, 2023 Live from Norfolk Street is an on-going concert series recorded live at McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas. Our live-streamed concert series is listener supported. For access to our catalog of full length shows, extras, encores, and interviews, become a contributing member at: https://livefromnorfolkstreet.com/ Lyrics: They call me Uncle Walter but I don’t think that’s quite right I’m more like some old worn-out slipper you wear after work at night I won’t deny they called me America’s most trusted man When you’re the voice of a hard-working team you do the best job you can It was hard to be the anchor To ride the shifting tide The keep the big ship from sinking Lord knows each night I tried I covered every last bit of news that twenty-five minutes could handle From Apollo Eleven to the Watergate, every triumph, every scandal It lifted our hearts to see a man on the moon and to hear the Beatles sing But it hurt to see the killings of JFK and Martin Luther King It was hard to be the anchor To ride the shifting tide The keep the big ship from sinking Lord knows each night I tried Three networks played the national news at the same time every night Frank Reynolds, David Brinkley and I had to balance the left and right Back in the day we had a fairness rule, came down from the FCC You had to cover both sides of the story so everyone could see Now my time has come and gone, I watch from the heavens high There’s only a few that will tell it true, most don’t even try There’s an audience for every kind of news, shaped every kind of way Salesmen play on our hopes and fears, and make us poor people pay It was hard to be the anchor To ride the shifting tide The keep the big ship from sinking Lord knows each night I tried (repeat chorus) And that’s the way it is, Thursday September 8th, 2022

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