Lyrics

Trinity River Love Song

Here on the river things don’t change too much

Winter storms bring up the water

In late spring the miners return to their dredges

Followed by steelhead and otter

Tourists are smiling and taking the pictures

of daring young white water rafters

while rapids respond with the same ancient language

a mixture of angers and laughter’s

 

Chorus

It isn’t that I don’t love you now

And it isn’t that you don’t love me

It’s just that your like this bank of the river

And I’m flowing on to the sea

 

Remember the summer we lived in the Chevy

Camped by the edge of the river

We ate the berries that grew in he tailings

And took what the spirit delivered

River provider and river denier

The parables told and we listened

We swam in the dark pools surrounded by morning

And naked on black rocks we glistened.

 

Chorus

I used to sit with my toes in the water

Watching it swirling and flowing

Following eddies and hearing the music

Wondering where it was going

I used to throw sticks for the big germen shepherd

She’d chase them and bring them back to me

But some times she’d just let them go with the river

And one day her reasons came to me

 

Wait a Million Years for Me

Going down to the gravel bar going to find a new way to see

Rocks come down from the mountain tops they wait a million years for me

I wish I were a mountain side and I Wish I were a river deep I would

Watch the epochs roll on by Asleep but not asleep

 

Going down to the ocean side going to find a new way to see

Water turns the rocks to sand they wait a million years for me

I wish I were a molecule rising to the golden sun

Making oceans in the sky pouring back to where I’m from

 

Going out to the open hill going to find a new ay to see

Rocks come out of the universe wait a million years for me

and I wish I were a meteor empty space so free to roam

never feel the desolation only know that I am home

 

Going out to the edge of time going to find a new way to see

Watch reality expand Wait a billion years for me

I wish I were a speck of dust and I wish I were the eye of God

I would watch the universe unfold from the never ending pod

 

If I Were You

If I were you I’d take the dishes from the shelf

Pulverize them by myself into a pile of broken shards

Then I’d pick up every piece and I’d call up the police

And I’d park a pickup truck out in the yard

Then I would go up to the North I would be there by the fourth

Just in time to watch the rockets from the farm

Then I would sleep out in the hay with the pictures of the day

Tattooed in a cartoon sequence on my arm.

 

Chorus:

If I were you, If I were you

I wouldn’t listen to a single thing I’m telling you to do

My advice is always good but the fact is that I should

Just shut up and let you do the things you do.

 

If I were you I’d pet the dog, take her for a morning jog

Talk to God, talk to nothing, talk to Me

If I were you I’d take my life send it to my former wife

With a stamp upon the package COD

For there is nothing sacrosanct but the money in the bank

And the money isn’t speakin’ like it should

If I were you I’d take what’s left report it as a theft

And make certain it is only used for good.

 

Chorus

If I were you, I’d tell them all to go to hell

Get some potion cast a spell get a doll and get some pins

Cause in the long run if you’re breathing and your temper isn’t seething

It is generally accepted that you win

I would wait ‘til after dark move into a trailer park

Change my name change my number change my hair

And then if the doorbell rings I would take my precious things

And climb out through the bedroom window out of there.

 

Chorus

If I were you I’d have a beer think it out and get it clear

Climb that mountain to the west, right to the top

When I get there I’d keep going never mind if it is snowing

Just keep moving to the west and never stop

Because mountains are for sport and life is way too short

If I were you I wouldn’t let them slow me down

And then 50 years from now you can ask exactly how

It is possible that you are still around.

Chorus

 

Hell’s Bell’s Loretta                              

I’m going down to the laundry mat

I’m gonna take my new blue jeans

Im gonna wash them till they turn to dust

and smell like gasoline, and smell like gasoline

Lets go down to the rail road tracks

And wait for the number 9

And when it comes around the bend

We’ll hear the whistle whine, we’ll hear the whistle whine

 

Hells Bells Loretta Why don’t you come too

I always do feel better When I’m out with you

 

I want to take you dancing Like my mama said

Swing you round in the moonlight

And wake up in your bed, and wake up in your bed

I got a dog named Nicky, I got a cat named Jake

I got a raven, I got a pig,  I got a rattle snake, I got a rattle snake

 

Chorus

Will you be my lover? Will you be my friend?

Do you have twenty dollars

That you would like to lend, that you would like to lend?

In the winter time its cold out side In the summer time its hot

Maybe its my brilliant mind, maybe it is not, no maybe it is not

 

Chorus

I’m going down to the gro-cer-ey store Gonna buy me a great big steak

Gonna wash it down with a bottle of beer and a piece of chocolate cake, and a piece of chocolate cake

If I were the king of France and I had all the gold

I’d hide it in the furnace room and spend it when I’m old, yea spend it when I’m old

 

Chorus

There’s thunder in the atmosphere, there’s earth quakes in the ground

I always get the vertigo whenever you’re around, whenever you’re around

Where have you been my whole life where will you go today/

What’s in store tomorrow?  There’s nothing else to say

 

 

Someone’s in the River                                        

Monday morning 9 AM everything seems normal here

October sky is cool.. the air is clear

But there’s 1, 2, 3, 4, cop cars on the bridge

The ambulance is down below a helicopter hovers low

 

And someone’s  in the river ,someone’s  in the river

someone’s  in the river and the world is changing here and now.

 

Here comes another search and rescue fire truck with sirens on

Passerby’s are watching while the heroes put their dry suits on

Its hard to miss the urgency of al those lights a tale to tell

A morbid curiosity this kind of thing does not end well

 

When someone’s  in the river, someone’s  in the river

someone’s  in the river and the world is changing here and now.

 

How did they come to be there did they overshoot the guardrail?

Did they fall or jump or try to swim or did their judgment just fail?

It’s a crazy world we’re living in this morning in October

When you wind up in the river, does it matter if your sober?

 

Local shopping center ladies push their carts around

Tire store is opening book seller turns her sign around

And everything seems normal here the cotton woods obscure the view

Everyone just carried on as if there’s nothing else to do

 

But someone’s  in the river, someone’s  in the river

someone’s  in the river and the world is changing here and now.

Someone’s  in the river and  the world is changing here and now.

 

Strength of a Circle

This ring that I give you is simple and round

No beginning is on it no end can be found

it will roll through the days of the life the we share

and the strength of the circle

will always be there

 

In beauty of nature in each lasting thing

Is strengthened by roundness by circles and rings

the life of a human conception to birth

in living and dying return to the Earth

 

CHORUS

Love is a spinning thing love it is round

Where the strength of a circle can always be found

Love is a spinning thing love it is round

Where the strength of a circle can always be found

 

The globe of the planet the orb of the sun

Rotations and spinning make seasons pass on

The nest of a raven the shape of a face

The wheel of the seasons put stars in their place

 

The power of the water returning in rain

A cycloid so giant or tiny and plain

In each there is reason in each there is love

We are all the same thing that a circles made of

 

Chorus

This ring that I give you is simple and round

It is part of the rhythm returning the sound

The strength of the ring it is our unity

A garland a halo our tonicity

 

Chorus

 

This ring that I give you is simple and round

No beginning is on it no end can be found

It will roll through the days of the life that we share

And the strength of the circle will always be there

And the strength of the circle will always be there.

 

 

Antiquarians Lament

I miss the old days, wagon roads in muddy clay and

Night with the stare forever…all gone returning never and

I miss the hand hewn wood, doors built strong and good

Houses stood for generations, God and gold and venerations and

 

Oh how those times are gone, now the light bulbs are going on

There’s a car coming down the drive

I guess I’m a live – now – but I miss how

 

(Whistle)

 

How the world was endless, the wilderness was so green and vast and

How the sky was a mystery, nothing else could ever be and

They lived in a ruthless cloud, where the flowers sang out loud

Every thing that came to pass would be laid to rest beneath the grass and

 

Oh how those times are gone we touch the Earth when we mow the lawn

There’s a problem with my hard drive

I guess I’m a live – now – but I miss how

 

(Whistle)

 

How the snow fell and fell and how the uncles helped dig the well and

How they worked to harvest grain, cursed the dust and prayed for rain and

We still can’t see what’s coming, through the static and through the humming but

I would trade this modern science, for a life of self reliance and

 

Oh how those times are gone, I want a non-fat latte with no whipped cream on.

Think I need it just to survive,

I guess I’m a live – now – but I miss how

 

(Whistle)

 

How we miss what we’ve never seen, dream about what might have been

When I see the city sprawl, pavement to the sentry wall

The polar bear was safe back then now all we do is to pretend.

Read in books and think about

All that we‘ve been left with out and

 

Oh how those times are gone, I ‘m standing here with my big shoes on

My plane leaves at quarter to five

I guess I’m a live – now – but I miss how

 

(Whistle or doot yadoo   )

 

Renegade

There’s no such thing as the third degree

When somebody leaves on the count of three

It’s over now there’s no breath left

Nobody there to feel bereft

Close the door forget the key

 

Chorus

She was a renegade

didn’t care if it was chocolate or lemonade

she didn’t bother to cry or hesitate

she didn’t take the trade

after all she was a renegade.

If the worlds on fire you better put it out

Pick up the telephone and begin to shout

Strike with towels and close the door

Cut your losses steer toward shore

But she too a different rout.

 

Chorus

She was a renegade

She wasn’t angry and she was certainly not afraid

she didn’t bother to think or hesitate

she didn’t take the trade

after all she was a renegade.

 

We all feel better when the morning comes

When the sun comes up and you can feel your thumbs

Didn’t care if the winter came or went

If the stares in the sky were heaven sent

She fed her soul in a warehouse filled with drums.

 

Chorus

She was a renegade

She was the purest form of the highest grade

she didn’t bother to wonder or hesitate

she didn’t take the trade

after all she was a renegade.

 

A Small Café with a Real Steel Drum

Way on out past Jupiter Neptune swings on a giant string

Blue and all alone it goes a beautiful place well I suppose

Just a planet on its own a way out past the inhabited zone

It can sing as it draws near through thick muffled atmosphere;

 

No one goes there on vacation no one calls it a sovereign nation

No one there breaks the traffic laws and no one waits for Santa Clause

No one sits on white sand beaches drinking Tequila and eating peaches

No one sends a postcard from a small café with a real steal drum.

 

Far away when you look out into the stars and all about

The darkness is a deep as this the universe is like a kiss.

Its unforgettable deep and true the way I always think of you

alone with me upon the sand it that forgotten distant land.

 

No one goes there on vacation no one calls it a sovereign nation

No one there breaks the traffic laws and no one waits for Santa Clause

No one sits on white sand beaches wearing bikinis  and eating peaches

 

Love Song in the Winter

I love you more than you will know Though winter winds come down and blow

I love you in the darkest night And when the valley fills with light

I love you when the winter sings And cracks its essence into spring

I love you when I sleep and dream And you are rising in the steam

 

Refrain

When love is real when love is found  It’s roots are deep and tightly bound

 

In any time in any year I’ll find you in my rolling tear

I wish you with me all my days And call to you across the haze

 

And when the night falls dark and long I’ll reach for you just like a song

And you’ll respond the way you will And touch the flowers on the hill

 

Refrain

When love is fine when love is real It rings like blades of tempered steel.

 

It’s like a robe of Spanish silk The green of grass the white of milk

It covers up your weary skin And warms the places deep with in

 

And when your breath is not your own  And harmony becomes the bone the pieces cleave to form my soul I love you when you make me whole.

 

Refrain

When love is fine when love is good It’s made of gold and polished wood

 

And when the night falls dark and long I’ll reach for you just like a song

 

Songs I Never Wrote Down

I got a lot of children, got a lot of love

got a lot of big wispy clouds floatin’ up above,

got a lot of song birds, they got a of sound

got a lot of songs in me –  I never wrote down.

 

I got a lot of years behind, got a lot to come

got a lot of memories,  always making some

got a lot of friends I know all over town

note lines for the songs in me  – I never wrote down.

 

sometimes I’m busy,  sometimes I’m sleeping

sometimes I’m laughing,  sometimes I’m weeping

 

Got a lot of rainbows, got a lot of space

got a lot of sunflowers growing up around the place

fish in the fishpond, theater in the round

lyrics for the songs in me –  I never wrote down.

 

Got a lot of bills to pay got a lot to do

got to make it beautiful before I pass it on to you

some times I’m weightless and then I can be found

dancing to the songs in me –  I never wrote down.

 

sometimes I’m busy,  sometimes I’m sleeping

sometimes I’m laughing,  sometimes I’m weeping

some times I’m weightless and then I can be found

dancing to the songs in me –  I never wrote down.

 

Waterfall Boy

On the morning he was born he said to me

I’m a waterfall boy mama can’t you see

I belong in a place where the water meets the stone

I’m a waterfall boy, way down inside my bones.

 

Canyons run deep and the rivers run wild

In the splendid  heart of a waterfall child

 

Five years old at the Red Rock falls

Northern Montana where the wild wolf calls

He said oh daddy don’t you take me a way

I’m a waterfall boy this is where I want to stay

 

Canyons run deep and the rivers run wild

In the splendid  heart of a waterfall child

 

He grew up strong and he grew up tall

With the disposition of a water fall

Whole lot of big and a whole lot of proud

A whole lot of air and a whole lot of loud

 

Canyons run deep and the rivers run wild

In the splendid heart of a waterfall child

 

So he went to the Salmon the Snake and the Green

To the deepest canyons he had ever seen

He met the rattle snake, he heard the canyon wren

And he stood  up on the sand stone

He watched the storms roll in

 

Canyons run deep and the rivers run wild

In the splendid heart of a waterfall child

Life is like a river and the rapids are long

They’re gonna make you humble

they’re goanna make you strong.

 

So he learned to read the water, learned to follow it down

Heard the canyon echo with the waterfall sound

He took the river for a teacher, he took the river for a friend

But he never  took for granted, what could be around the bend.

 

On the Trinity River in the summer time

When the fruit hangs sweet on the tangled vine

There’s a spirit in the river there’s gold in the sand

And the waterfall boy is a waterfall man.

 

Canyons run deep and the rivers run wild

In the splendid heart of a waterfall child

There’s a spirit in the river, there’s gold in the sand

And there the waterfall boy became a waterfall man

And the waterfall boy became a waterfall man.

 

Visions

I know a woman she is jolly she is wonderful

She has a crystal spirit she is wise

But sometimes she sees angles as they hover over people

And she knows these are the last hours of their lives

 

And she said “Oh dear lord Jesus I don’t wish to be your oracle

I do not want these visions take them all away from me.

Why would you give me such a vision?

there is nothing I can do with what I see.”

 

Once there was a homeless man he saw a train was coming

He saw children dancing sweetly in a beam of liquid light

As he ran to try and save them there were demons in the background

He heard angles in the engines as they swallowed up the night

 

And he said “Oh dear lord Jesus I don’t wish to be your oracle

I do not want these visions take them all away from me.

Why would you give me such a vision?

there is nothing I can do with what I see.”

 

 

Down in Madragori  they were staring at the sun

Mary came to see the children there

She came to them in visions and she told them of the future

She spoke of love and asked them to take care

 

And they said “Oh dear lord Jesus we stand here as your oracle

We do not understand the things that you would have us be

There is love that holds us to the vision.

What would you have us do with what we see?

 

People see the dark side they also see the brilliance

They break right through the barricade into another plane

Some are children some are seekers some are sleeping some are teachers

Some are holey some are gifted and some are called insane.

 

And they “Oh dear lord Jesus we don’t wish to be your oracles

We do not want these visions we are asking to be free.

Why would you give us such a vision?

Is there nothing we can do with what we see.”

 

Tiny Planet

Well the world is running scared and the threat it is real

The people making bombs,   I wonder how they feel

Cause were in a tiny planet we’re floating all alone

In 16 billion light years this is our only home

 

No one ever says thank you, No one ever says thank you, No one ever says thank you.

 

Well we take this little planet, she is mothers milk indeed

And with irresponsibility we stricken her with greed

We make poisons she can’t swallow, divide her up for money

Spill blood on her for power then  ask for milk and honey

 

No one ever says thank you, No one ever says thank you, No one ever says thank you

 

Well the bombs of Hiroshima will echo on forever

And the sirens of Chernobyl will stop their wailing never

And the doors to Three Mile Island for ever shall be closed

We must make restitution for what has been imposed

 

We must learn to say thank you, We must learn to say thank you, We must learn to say thank you

 

We can’t believe the leaders we can’t believe the lies

and we can’t believe the people  with the power in their eyes

but we can believe in love and trust we can believe in sharing

we can believe this little Earth

is worthy of our caring

 

(x 4) and we can learn to say thank you

 

Marshall Parker’s Quarry

Lets go swimming down in Marshall Parkers quarry

Where they used to get the gravel before the roads were paved

Where the alders and the willows and the rushes grow like pillows

And the dragon flies are daring and the damsel flies are brave

 

There are turtles on the ledges down in Marshall Parkers Quarry

Their ancestors discovered this one hundred years ago

They’re content to live their lives out a sleeping in he shadows

Dive for safety find some shelter it is all they ever know

 

All my life you have lingered here I and I have lingered with you

When the road was hard to see

You have graced me in the fluid of your deepness

Hold my grateful tears forever always keep a place for me.

 

The water is deep I never found the bottom

When I’d throw in a cobble it never would return

Though we don’t know the distance to the bottom

But those rings across the surface give me other things to learn

 

Chorus

So good bye to Marshall Parkers quarry

you have been a destination when the circumstances turn

I am leaving I am walking from this mountain

But the rings across the surface give me other things to learn

 

Limited Edition Ninja

It’s a Limited Edition Ninja down the river down

Upon the little ninja, blond hair blue eyes and brown

She says she likes the water, ‘specially when its white

In a Limited Edition Ninja she is gonna be alright.

 

Float along little ninja, float along float along

Float along little ninja, float along

 

The Limited Edition Ninja is a genuine type 3

Coast guard approved life jacket AKA PFD

Red white and blue and tailored she can wear it every day

In the Limited Edition Ninja she’ll be stylin’ all the way.

 

Float along little ninja, float along float along

Float along little ninja, float along

2-3 and get your paddled high never will be dry

Your gonna miss the eddy yer gonn float right bywaaaaheee

 

She was going down the canyon the water it was big

She looked a bit like Dolly Parton but she didn’t have a wig

She blew right  through the rapids with the water in her face

In her Limited Edition Ninja she was gonna win the race.

 

Float along little ninja, float along float along

Float along little ninja, float along

 

Oh the Limited Edition Ninja keeps y’all afloat

When the guide just didn’t see the rock and you’re out of the boat

You might see blue bubbles when you are way down there

But your Limited Edition Ninja will get you to the air.

 

Float along little ninja, float along float along

Float along little ninja, float along

2-3 and get your paddled high never will be dry

Your gonna miss the eddy your gonna float right by whaaaaa heeee

 

Oh the Limited Edition Ninja is on my baby girl

She’s sixteen and she’s burley, a genuine river pearl

It just might be that she will float on to the sea

In the Limited Edition Ninja anything can be.

 

Particle Waves

I don’t know who you are I don’t know what I am

I want to dance with you I want to hold your hand

But we are particle waves. oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

Particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

 

You are the morning sun you are the melon sweet

Somehow there’s solidness between the sand and feet

But we are particle waves. oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

Particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

This one dimension is not alone

It blurs the ragged edge between blood and bone

What is it I must do when you sit next to me?

We fade but do not fade from this reality

But we are particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

Particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

There is a universe between each sun

That spins and shimmers in everyone                                                  What is it I must know God has allowed us sight

As we evolve and change it come down to space and light

But we are particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

Particle waves ..oh oh o o oh

We are only particle waves

We are only particle waves

 

All lyrics and Music By Sara Crandell Hoxie

Copyright  2012  All Rights Reserved roadrunnerfarm@sbcglobal.net

 


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