Devils and Desires

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released May 15, 2015

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Track Name: Howl at the Moon
The wind is blowin
the leaves are changin
The Harvest Moon is
comin round again

and I don't know why it makes me feel this way
but all I know is I've got to find my way
and Race with the wind and howl at the Moon
and dream my dream too

I've got it all
I always say
I envy no man at
the end of the day

Because of you I feel alright in my space
because of you you always kiss my face
and Race with the wind and howl at the Moon
and dream our dream too

Dreamin dreams
Can bring all kinds of trouble
Live those dreams
you know it can be double

The wind is blowin
the leaves are changin
The first frost is
killin everything

and I don't know why it makes me feel this way
but all I know is I've got to find my way
and Race with the wind and howl at the Moon
and dream our dream too
Track Name: Missing you
When I was young I'd stand
on top of your shoes
We'd slide across the kitchen floor
and dance around the room
These memories keep me strong
since that night bitter sweet so long
Oh, how I'm missing you
you, you, you, you.

I walk the streets of
my old neighborhood
up Inner drive into the park
and deep into the woods
where an eagle flew over head
across the frozen sky
and the trees stood black and bare
the way I felt inside
Oh, I was missing you,
you, you, you, you

Some day my sons will stand in my shoes
and they'll feel the way that I do

No one else can take
my fathers place
I see him in my silver hair
and the lines etched on my face
and the memories that keep me strong
since that night bitter sweet so long
these memories yeah that keep me strong
since that night bitter sweet so long
Oh, how I'm missing you
you, you, you, you
Track Name: Devils and Desires
What makes us do the things we do
good and bad right and wrong
It seems to me that we aint really free
from the Devils and Desires in our souls

Every time I quit my bad habits
they keep comin round for more
when I get to that settin sun
I just want to have some fun
I can hear them bones knockin at my door

yeah the devil he's the one he'll take you out for some fun
Desire makes you want what you can't have
While I desire to be free from the chains you can't see
it's the Devils and Desires in our souls
Chorus, 1st verse out
Track Name: Orphan Train
Hello my name is Sara Jane
when I was four years old they put me on this train
They took me from my mothers arms
and sent me west to live on some strangers farm

Orphan Train, goin down the track
Orphan Train, aint never comin back
Whoo hoo

We'd pull into the little towns
and folks would come and look us up and down
They always took the babies first
and pretty girls always had it worse

Orphan Train, goin down the track
Orphan Train, aint never comin back
Whoo hoo

Mama said I'll only be a whistle away
but I never saw her again after that day

Now I'm old and all alone
sometimes I dream that I'll still make it home
and them I hear my mothers voice
Sara Jane, I didn't have a chioce

Orphan Train goin down the track
Orphan Train aint never comin back
Whoo hoo
Track Name: Tender Majesty
There's a certain slant of light
on a winters afternoon
when it comes the landscape listens
shadows hold their breath
The saddest sound the sweetest sound
the maddest sound that grows
Birds make it in the spring
at nights delicious close

and it makes us think of what we had
and what can be no more
we almost wish those feathered souls
would go and sing no more

this is my letter to the world
that never wrote to me
the simple truth that nature told
with Tender Majesty

There's a certain slant of light
on a winters afternoon
when it comes the landscape listens
shadows hold their breath

and it makes us think of what we had
and what can be no more
we almost wish those feathered souls
would go and sing no more
go and sing no more
go and sing no more
Track Name: The Dream I Made
You can drive all day and drive all night
you won't see a small farm that's got any life
only these monstrosities
they don't care about the birds or the bees

Well I thought this farm would set me free
get away from the city and the greed
then they sued me for the seeds I saved
another nail in the coffin of the dream I made

Where's the dream I made?

I raised six kids on this farm
and I worked the fields with them in my arms
now they've all left for the city lights
another sun goes down on a farmers life

Where's the dream I made?

Willy tries to save the farms
he got tangled up in the tax mans arms
thy'll knock you down they'll break your back
just to get their brand in your grocery sack

You can drive all day and drive all night
you won't see a small farm that's got any life
only these monstrosities
they don't care about the birds or the bees

Where's the dream I made?
Track Name: White Dress
Well the sun is goin down and I've taken my last breath
please don't cry for me and leave me in my white dress
Go tell the preacher and everyone in town
I am flying up in heaven with the birds all around

Take me out the back door walk me through the barn
carry my body up the hill and lay my burden down

Well I once loved me a preacher he loved me too
but he wouldn't leave her and there was nothing I could do
so I took to my room and all I did was write
words and words how they burned deep into the night

Take me out the back door walk me through the barn
carry my body up the hill and lay my burden down

Come Jezebels and sinners outlaws and harlots too
were all goin out the back door and I'm goin out there too
go tell my brother and everyone in town
We're all flying up in heaven with the birds all around

Take me out the back door walk me through the barn
carry my body up the hill and lay my burden down

Well the sun is goin down and I've taken my last breath
please don't cry for me and leave me in my white dress
Track Name: Chasing Angels
Chasing Angels Finding Devils
Empty faces lonely places

Evil makers people takers
love should bind us but
money blinds us

All we learn all we think we know
can turn around my friend
our minds change as we grow
forever

Chasing Angels Finding Devils
Life's illusions my conclusions
Track Name: Where have all the hippies gone
Where have all the hippies gone
hiding on the inside
Where have all the hippies gone
longhair by the wayside

In an effort to fit in you went and shaved your chin
gave away your bluejeans and tea shirts to the kids
mow the lawn on Saturday

Where have all the hippies gone
your lookin like your father
Where have all the hippies gone
I thought we'd go farther

In an effort to fit in you gained a taste for gin
tennis at the club it was so hard to get in
mow the lawn on Saturday

In an effort to fit in you gained a taste for gin
tennis at the club it was so hard to get in
In an effort to fit in you went and shaved your chin
gave away your bluejeans and tea shirts to the kids
mow the lawn on Saturday

Where have all the hippies gone
Where have all the hippies gone