Devils and Desires

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1.
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
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03:34
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
3.
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
4.
03:57
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
5.
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
6.
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?
7.
02:44
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
8.
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
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02:17
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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

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released May 15, 2015

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