1​,​000 Years

by Sincerely, Iris



"1,000 Years" is an exclusive single from Sincerely, Iris loosely based on the life of Mark Twain.


I have lived a thousand years, but have I known love.
Taken from the history books I tried to figure it, but I don't know.
It's a shame we had to part, but we pulled ourselves apart long ago
I have lived a thousand years, what do I know

Floating on the riverboat I watch the towns pass as I move on
Electric eye into the future and this I know the future seems to always come
It's a game we try so hard, if we change the past it might leave us alone
Floating on the riverboat a hundred years pass so slow

Move me to the west, Colorado passed it up for gold
Now I’m digging holes, six feet under mining for my soul.
It’s a shame we try so hard, if you blame yourself you don’t have far to go.
A mirror to my soul, I pointed blame until I struck gold.

I have lived a thousand years, have I no one?
Travelled every coast, looking for a ghost, found only one
Yes you were in the pyramids, the riverbeds, the mountains I called home
I have lived a thousand years, you’re all I know


released March 24, 2015
Written and Recorded by Todd Murray
Mixed and Mastered by Doug Krebs
Photo by Craig Tanner


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Sincerely, Iris Charlotte, North Carolina

Sincerely, Iris consists of singer/songwriter Todd Murray. He has a sound that can be summed up best as “road trip music.” It’s a style that’s always changing, and always moving along. Whether it be gypsy-esque or like Kerouac's beat up old truck, shaking down the road at midnight, it is at once comforting, and somewhat unknown. He draws upon influences from Jeff Buckley to Billie Holiday. ... more

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